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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #11

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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Kyrie Irving made 5-of-16 from the field for 16 points with one rebound, five assists, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.
He still hasn't found his shot yet with just a 34.0 FG%, but at least he went to the line seven times after going just twice in the first two combined. It's looking fairly obvious that Jayson Tatum is going to cut into Irving's shot total and Tatum even has a higher usage rate than Irving. He'll obviously get better, but it's going to be tough for him to match his output per game from last season. Oct 20 - 11:22 PM

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Gordon Hayward will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

Joining Hayward in the starting five will be Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford, which is the same starting lineup they opened with last year. Hayward will be limited to 25-30 minutes for the first few weeks of the season, but that's still plenty of time for him to contribute meaningful stat lines. Go ahead and get him active.
Oct 16 - 6:23 PM

Terry Rozier and the Celtics have until October 15, the day before the start of the regular season, to agree to a contract extension.

Rozier, who gave the Celtics a needed boost during the team's run to the Eastern Conference Finals, will be a restricted free agent next summer if the two sides can't agree to a deal. He's one of many players heading into the final guaranteed season of their rookie deals, a list that includes the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis, Myles Turner and Bobby Portis. Rozier's coming off of his best season as a pro, having averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, but the question now is how his production will be impacted by Kyrie Irving's return.
Aug 9 - 4:44 PM

In a recent interview Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that he believes his team has "eight, nine, maybe 10 guys that are starters."

In last season's run to the Eastern Conference Finals no Celtic averaged more than 32.2 minutes per game, and that was a player in point guard Kyrie Irving (knee) who missed 22 games and the entire postseason due to injury. Not having Irving and Gordon Hayward (leg/ankle) wasn't optimal by any stretch, but the silver lining for the Celtics was that players such as Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum received more opportunities to shine. Given the number of options at Stevens' disposal, fantasy owners could experience some headaches when trying to figure out which Celtics to go with on a nightly basis.
Aug 8 - 8:40 PM

Terry Rozier was clutch down the stretch of Sunday's 113-107 Game 1 overtime win over Milwaukee, finishing with 23 points on 7-of-18 shooting.

Rozier hit what appeared to be a game-winning three-pointer in regulation before Khris Middleton hit a highly improbable game-tying trey from 35 feet with 0.5 seconds left on the clock, but the Celtics emerged victorious regardless. Scary Terry also had four boards, three assists, four triples, and a steal while finishing 5-of-6 from the charity stripe. He's not a bad third option to have behind Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) and Marcus Smart (thumb surgery), eh?
Apr 15 - 4:20 PM

Marcus Smart (thumb surgery) could return as early as a potential Game 7 vs. Milwaukee.

Smart took part in shooting drills on Sunday for the first time since undergoing surgery last month, a huge step in the right direction in his recovery. "Today was the first day with the new splint on to actually get out here and do something. So the thumb felt well," Smart said. "We're on track for [a return in the] next three weeks, possibly Game 7 of the first round, [but] definitely second round. So we're on the right path," he added. A report on April 9 stated that Smart was targeting a potential return on or around April 27, so this new update meshes with the previous timeline nicely. For what it's worth, Game 7 (if necessary) would be scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Smart's return will only help a Celtics backcourt that will be without Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) for the rest of the way.
Source: ESPN
Apr 15 - 2:58 PM

Jayson Tatum made 9-of-14 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws for 23 points on Sunday, adding five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

Tatum scored a season-high 27 points on Feb. 2 but hadn't hit the 20-point mark since then -- tonight's line could have been bigger, but Boston's key player rested for the final 8:57 of the fourth quarter. The rookie's usage has spiked with Kyrie Irving (knee) out of the lineup, in addition to Jaylen Brown (concussion) and Marcus Smart (thumb), giving him a nice bump in value -- Irving and Brown should be back soon, though, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Mar 18 - 8:50 PM

Terry Rozier couldn’t get his shot to drop on Sunday, going 5-of-18 from the field on his way to 11 points in 36 minutes.

Rozier missed his first three shots and never really got going, but he still came through with six boards, five dimes and one trey. Kyrie Irving (quad) looked pretty good while going through his pre-game routine, so he should be able to get back out there for Tuesday’s game in Toronto, which would shift Rozier back to the second unit. Rozier’s value will take a hit with the move back to the bench, but he’ll still have the opportunity for extended minutes while Marcus Smart (hand) is out.
Feb 4 - 2:43 PM

Marcus Smart (illness) has been cleared to play vs. Philly on Thursday, and he'll start in place of Kyrie Irving (shoulder).

Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin also stand to gain without Irving, who should be considered day-to-day. Smart's minutes and usage rate should increase without Kyrie, solidifying him as a solid option in most fantasy scenarios.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Irving plus all inactive/non-rotation members off the floor, Marcus Morris leads the way in usage at 28.5% (0.91 FPPM), a +4.2% bump. He becomes a stronger mid-range target as he could certainly be counted on more offensively with a steep drop-off in backcourt production. Marcus Smart is going to start for Kyrie and he's second on the team with a 24.1% usage and 0.86 FPPM mark. Horford leads the team in FPPM at 1.09.
Jan 18 - 5:18 PM

Jaylen Brown (ankle, knee) and Semi Ojeleye (back) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that while Brown was feeling better on Wednesday, he's simply not good enough to play, and for now we'll be considering both these guys questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets. Marcus Smart should draw the start tonight, and there will be more minutes available for Terry Rozier with the second unit, while Kyrie Irving will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 01:28:00 PM

Marcus Smart started in place of Kyrie Irving (quad) on Monday and had 13 points, two rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes of an ugly 108-85 loss to the Bulls.

This may have been Boston's worst game of the season and it's not surprising that it came with Irving in street clothes. Terry Rozier played 28 minutes off the bench and also scored 13 points, but the Celtics fell apart in the second quarter and never bounced back without their leader. Smart and Frazier are worth a look, especially in DFS, any time Irving is out, but his injury is not considered to be serious. We're guessing he'll play on Wednesday against the Nuggets, meaning Smart will likely head back to the bench.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:18:00 PM

Marcus Smart will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks with Jaylen Brown (eye) unavailable.

Joining Smart in the starting five will be Kyrie Irving, Jason Taytum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes. Through three starts this season, Smart has accumulated averages of 13.7 points, 6.0 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.0 triples and 2.3 steals per game on 45.2% shooting, so he's worth a look in DFS. Terry Rozier should also see an uptick in minutes with both Brown and Marcus Morris on the sidelines.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 05:44:00 PM

Jaylen Brown (inflamed right eye) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

Marcus Smart figures to shift into the starting unit tonight sans Brown, and with Marcus Morris (knee) also unavailable, Jayson Tatum could be forced into heavy minutes. Both Smart and Tatum make sense in DFS with a favorable matchup against Dallas, as does Kyrie Irving as he should be very busy on the offensive end. Given this is just an eye issue, we'd expect Brown back in action for Friday's game in San Antonio.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) and Jaylen Brown (personal) will be back in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Pistons.

The Celtics will go with their standard starting five featuring Kyrie Irving, Brown, Jayson Tatum, Morris and Al Horford tonight, which will send Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis back to the second unit. Morris isn't much more than a deep league, 3-point specialist, but with him back in action, Theis won't play much at all.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 05:54:00 PM

Marcus Morris will replace Aron Baynes in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving (face) will be back in the lineup tonight, so the Celtics will return to their standard starting five of Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Morris and Al Horford. Morris has played much better as a starter this year with averages of 14.7 points, 5.0 boards and 1.7 triples per contest on 45.7 percent shooting, so feel free to get him active. Baynes might not play much tonight against the small-ball Nets, so he's not a great target in most settings.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Marcus Smart went 3-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the stripe on his way to 14 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes in Sunday's win.

Smart did a nice job of attacking the basket, and an even better job of using the extra pass to turn good looks into great ones for his teammates. He’ll be much more involved in the offense while Kyrie Irving (face) is out, and with Irving uncertain for Tuesday’s game in Brooklyn, Smart could be in for a huge game against a team constantly giving up big lines to opposing point guards.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Al Horford (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Horford got knocked in the noggin during Monday's win over the Hawks, and he'll now need to go through the league-mandated concussion protocol testing before he can return to the court. Unfortunately, a concussion last season forced Horford to spend nine straight games on the sidelines, so hopefully, he can beat that timetable this time around. Aron Baynes will be getting all the burn he can handle with Horford out, and Daniel Theis should pick up some extra minutes. Marcus Morris should also be back in the starting five, and Kyrie Irving will be very busy on offense.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 12:52:00 PM

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