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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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Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he won't talk to Kyrie Irving about his free agency plans next summer.
"One of the things I want to do is give everything I can to all these guys while they’re here," Stevens said. "Hopefully, the people that are here recognize that it’s a really good environment with a high upside for a long time." In short, Boston's success this season will do the talking for Stevens. As for his knee, Irving continues to say that he'll be a full go for training camp next month. Aug 12 - 11:37 AM

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Kyrie Irving (knee) said he hasn't played 5-on-5 full contact yet but expects to be 100 percent for the start of training camp.

Irving is recovering from knee surgery and a subsequent infection discovered on the metal wiring and screws in his knee. Fortunately, the infection was found and treated before it developed into a staph infection. Irving is with Team USA in Las Vegas and working out with the squad. We should have plenty of updates on his status during the leadup to training camp.
Jul 27 - 10:20 AM

Kyrie Irving is "quite pleased" with his Celtics surroundings, according to sources of Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

The sources also mentioned he's talking about the future in Boston beyond 2018-19. There have been reports that Irving is possibly eyeing the Big Apple and joining the Knicks when he hits free agency in 2019, but these sources say he's happy with the C's. Though they did mention "that there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season." With conflicting reports, this will be a situation to monitor as the Celtics have a promising season ahead.
Jul 24 - 3:58 PM

Kyrie Irving will reportedly consider the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

Irving was traded to Boston this past season, but New York was one of the teams he initially put on his wishlist, so the Knicks should be able to get a meeting with him next year. Irving has been non-committal about his future in Boston thus far, although some of that could certainly be posturing. Either way, we've got a long ways to go until next year's free agency, so this is just something to make a note of.
Source: ESPN
Jul 4 - 10:55 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirmed that Kyrie Irving (knee) and Gordon Hayward could be cleared as soon as late July.

"I’ve been told [Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will] both be going, if not full tilt, then pretty close to full tilt by the end of July, so August first-ish," Stevens said. Irving was given a 4-5 month timetable when he had a couple screws removed in April, so he appears to be on schedule for camp. If fantasy owners are willing to take a big risk, Irving should be available at a significant discount.
Jun 18 - 8:24 PM

Kyrie Irving said he's "not trying to push too hard" as he recovers from knee surgery.

"I’m feeling good. It was going to be a process coming back, making sure that I’m healthy enough for September," said Irving. "So I’m just trying not to push it too hard, just taking my time with the rehab." Irving was originally hit with a 4-5 month timetable when he had two screws removed from his patella back in April, and it sounds like he intends to be ready for training camp. He also mentioned how an extension wouldn't make much sense as he'd have to leave a lot of money on the table, so his long-term future in Boston remains a bit of a mystery.
Jun 12 - 3:23 PM

Kyrie Irving was non-committal when asked about his long-term future with the Celtics, saying he's "just going into [2018-19] with the mindset of trying to win a championship."

To be clear, Irving did not say he wants to leave as a free agent in 2019. He was merely equivocal, but it doesn't help that a recent report by Yahoo's Chris Mannix suggests the Celts are "scared" he might ultimately bolt. Of course, this may not mean anything if they march to the Finals with him at the helm this year.
Jun 10 - 10:24 PM

According to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics are "scared" that Kyrie Irving might leave Boston next summer via free agency.

Irving, who is currently recovering from knee surgery, can opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in July of 2019. Mannix believes that Irving landing in New York is a possibility. "I think they're scared," said Mannix on his podcast. "I think they're scared and should be scared to some degree of Kyrie Irving walking in 2019. I know he had a great year, but you know there are people in Cleveland that will tell you that the Knicks should be considered a real threat for Kyrie Irving. Because Kyrie had talked about it, about playing with the Knicks with some players in that Cleveland locker room from what I was told."
Source: WEEI.com
Jun 8 - 11:12 AM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Kyrie Irving underwent minor nasal surgery for a deviated septum.

This explains why he wasn't at Game 7. This is similar to the operation that Andre Drummond had before the season and it's one of the reasons why the big man had a bounce-back year. As for his recovery from knee surgery, Irving has been walking without crutches for over a month, but it's not clear when he will get the green light for full basketball activities.
May 28 - 12:34 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said he spent "a lot of time" on Thursday with Kyrie Irving to discuss LeBron James and the other four returning Cavs players.

Irving reportedly left Cleveland to be the man, so he may have to make his impact off the court. As far as his health goes, Irving is walking without crutches for almost a month and has been on the sidelines. He should be ready to roll for next season.
May 11 - 4:44 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) has been walking without crutches and his recovery has been "very good."

Celtics coach Brad Stevens admitted he was surprised to see Kyrie without crutches less than two weeks after surgery to remove two screws from his left knee. Boston's training staff is reportedly "excited" by Irving's initial progress and all signs point to a full recovery, ideally in time for training camp.
Apr 16 - 3:27 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) underwent successful surgery Saturday to remove two screws in his left patella.

"The surgery went exactly as planned, and we expect Kyrie to be fully healthy for training camp in the fall," said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. Irving's days of playing 80 games in a season are probably over, so that will cap his fantasy value in a big way next year.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 7 - 5:26 PM

Kyrie Irving will undergo surgery on his knee and will be sidelined for 4-5 months.

He will have the procedure on Saturday "to remove two screws implanted in his patella from an injury suffered during the 2015 NBA Finals." The Celtics have made it clear that they will prioritize Irving's long-term health, and Celtics GM Danny Ainge recently admitted that another surgery was in his future. With a 4-5 month timetable, hopefully this means Irving will be ready to roll for training camp.
Apr 5 - 1:31 PM

In addition to the regular season, Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) will not return at any point during the postseason.

This comes as a huge surprise because the Celtics gave him a 3-6 week timetable on Mar. 24. It's not clear if he had a setback or if it's not healing as quickly as hoped, but this another tough blow for a Boston team that has already had major injuries to Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis. Irving's ADP for next season is dropping by the day, but it will be interesting to see how far Terry Rozier can take this team.
Apr 5 - 12:53 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens provided an update on Kyrie Irving's (knee) progress on Saturday.

"I saw him yesterday, spent a lot of time with him," Stevens said. "Spirits were good. Bending, extending his knee on a training table. No on-court videos. No 360 dunks." The Celtics gave him a 3-6 week timetable on Mar. 24, so his status for the first round of the playoffs remains up in the air.
Apr 1 - 11:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Semi Ojeleye
PF1Jayson Tatum
2Marcus Morris
3Daniel Theis
4Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Robert Williams