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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #11

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 33 points with one rebound, eight assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Clippers during a 129-119 loss on Wednesday.
Coach Brad Stevens gave Irving a quick hook in the third quarter as he replaced him with Terry Rozier at the 7:37 mark in the third quarter. After the game, Irving was not in the best mood with some profanity and saying he can't even think about All-Star right now. "I’m thinking about so many things right now, just from a standpoint of how to be better," Irving said. "Because I know what’s coming. I have to communicate that with our guys." The Celtics are 2.0 games behind the Raptors and end their first half on a three-game losing streak. Feb 14 - 11:45 PM

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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. 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

Gordon Hayward has officially been diagnosed with a dislocated and fractured left tibia and he will have surgery on Wednesday.

Head coach Brad Stevens wouldn't speculate if this will be a season-ending injury for Hayward, but we should have an official timetable once he goes under the knife. Marcus Smart will move into the starting five with Hayward on the sidelines, and there will be more minutes for guys like Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and even Abdel Nader, while Kyrie Irving will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Hayward is a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 06:07:00 PM

Gordon Hayward (ankle) will evaluate a course of action for surgical scenarios after undergoing an MRI and CT scan in Boston on Wednesday.

While surgery is likely, it hasn't officially been decided if that's the course that Hayward will take, but we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. For what it's worth, Hayward's gruesome leg injury was reportedly a "clean break," but still, this is the sort of thing that could very well end his season. Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris all figure to see an uptick in minutes while Hayward is on the sidelines, while Kyrie Irving will be operating with a hefty usage rate.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Brad Stevens hinted on Sunday that Jayson Tatum will open the year as Boston's starting power forward.

Stevens wouldn't officially reveal his opening night starters on Sunday, but he did say he'd likely go with a similar lineup to what he was using during the preseason, which would consist of Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Tatum and Al Horford. Additionally, Marcus Morris (knee) will be spending the first week of the season on the sidelines, leaving Tatum as the obvious choice to start at the four. Tatum is worth a dart throw towards the later rounds on draft day.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 04:43:00 PM

The Celtics are resting Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and Marcus Morris on Monday vs. Philly.

There are no injuries to report and the Celtics are just trying to keep them fresh for the regular season. Hayward averaged just 7.0 points in his first two preseason games, so it's going to take him some time to adjust to his new role in Boston.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 12:55:00 PM

Jaylen Brown and Aron Baynes will be in the starting lineup for Monday's preseason game against the Hornets.

Joining Brown and Baynes in the starting five will be Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford. Brown and Smart are competing for the starting two-spot in Boston, so this is a position battle we'll be watching closely over the course of the preseason. While Smart maybe the superior defensive player, Brown's ability to efficiently knock down the 3-point shot gives him the edge in terms of floor spacing.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 05:55:00 PM

The Cavaliers and Celtics have agreed to terms on the deal centered around Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving, with Boston adding a 2020 second-round pick.

The Cavs were reportedly pushing for another first-round pick, but they settled on a final package of Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick, and Miami's 2020 second-round pick. It's still unclear when Thomas might return from his hip injury, which was the crux of this trade's delay.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:26:00 PM

The Bucks will reportedly offer the Cavs a package centered around Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon should the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas swap fall through.

While both Brogdon and Middleton are certainly talented players, this package from Milwaukee would be a clear downgrade from the current deal that is in place between Cleveland and Boston. The Cavs and Celtics will have until Thursday to officially agree to the terms of their deal, and at this point, it would be surprising if Cleveland pulled out.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:19:00 AM

The Cavs and Celtics would reportedly need to mutually agree to extend the trade-review deadline if a consensus isn't reached by Wednesday evening.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Cleveland may seek additional compensation in the deal sending Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland in a package for Kyrie Irving, due to concerns about Thomas' injured hip. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe adds that the Celtics may take a "hard line stance" after already giving up Thomas, Jae Crowder and the Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick. For what it's worth, Irving completed his physical on Saturday without incident.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 07:42:00 PM

The Celtics and Cavs have reportedly engaged in "serious" discussions regarding a trade that would send Kyrie Irving to Boston in a package that would include Isaiah Thomas and draft picks.

The teams are still fine tuning the deal, but initial reports indicate that Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic would also be included in the package that Boston would send to Cleveland in exchange for Irving. In terms of fantasy hoops, Thomas wouldn't be quite the same usage monster he was with the Celtics as a member of the Cavs, and Derrick Rose would somewhat complicate the equation, so he'd likely see a slight dip in value in Cleveland. Crowder might not even start with the Cavs, so his value would take a fairly large hit.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 06:52:00 PM

The Knicks reportedly have no interest in including Kristaps Porzingis in a package for Kyrie Irving.

"[Knicks president] Steve Mills and [Knicks general manager] Scott Perry on the record were very clear that Kristaps was part of the future,’’ an anonymous source to Newsweek said in reference to comments made last month by both executives. "In all the discussions since then — there were other rumors before that Cleveland would want Kristaps — and it didn’t seem that [the Knicks] were interested at all in a conversation." The Knicks don't appear to be very willing to put together an enticing offer for Irving, so Uncle Drew winding up in New York seems like an unlikely scenario.
Source: Newsday
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:08:00 AM

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