Kyrie Irving PG CLE 2 Days
Kyrie Irving flirted with a triple-double against the Knicks on Saturday with 30 points, eight boards, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 43 minutes.
Irving's assist totals were falling off before tonight's game and he averaged just 4.3 per game over his previous three. However, he handed out 7.2 per game back in February, which is his second-highest monthly average of his career. It usually takes franchise point guards a few years to understand sharing the ball and Irving seems like he's just about there as he gets to the home stretch of his third year.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 3 Days
Kyrie Irving couldn't get anything going on offense against the Bobcats during Friday's 101-92 loss, making 5-of-17 from the field for 13 points with six boards, five assists and two steals.
He turned the ball over four times and missed all seven shots from downtown. Irving was playing well before tonight's dud with each of his last four games including a field goal percentage of at least 43.8 percent, so his averages over the last five are solid at 23.4 points, 5.2 boards, 7.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.2 triples. He'll bounce back against the Knicks on Saturday.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 10 Days
Kyrie Irving posted the first triple-double of his career during a 99-79 win over the Jazz on Friday with 21 points, 10 boards, 12 assists, one block and one 3-pointer.
His assists have really been on the rise in the past week with 8.8 per game over his last five and the extra spacing on the floor may be due to Spencer Hawes as a stretch five. Irving has also put up some big stats elsewhere in that span, averaging 21.8 points, 5.4 boards, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.6 triples. Fantasy owners probably won't get back enough value on Kyrie after spending a first-round pick, but he's starting to come on as a top-10 guard in standard leagues.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 12 Days
Kyrie Irving hit 10-of-19 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, nine assists and four steals in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
Irving is cooking since winning the MVP Award at the All-Star Game, averaging 22.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games. Owners were a little frustrated with him in the first half, but Irving is rolling right now.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 17 Days
Kyrie Irving hit just 3-of-16 shots in Friday's loss to the Raptors, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds, nine assists and one block.
Irving's only saving grace was that he hit 10-of-12 foul shots. Tristan Thompson put up a typically empty 13 and nine, Jarrett Jack slogged along with nine points and five assists, Anthony Bennett had a steal and block with nine points but played just 15 minutes, and Spencer Hawes gave owners a reason to hang on with seven points, 10 boards, three assists and three blocks.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 19 Days
Kyrie Irving looked better on Wednesday, finishing another win with 22 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-18 shooting in a win over the Magic.
Irving was in foul trouble on Tuesday and had just three assists, but was much more effective against Jameer Nelson tonight.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 20 Days
Kyrie Irving was in foul trouble and had 14 points, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 5-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Sixers, the fifth straight for the Cavaliers.
We were hoping for a lot more from Irving tonight, but he was saddled by foul trouble for most of the game. Irving was coming off the All-Star Game MVP award, and will look to bounce back against the Magic on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 22 Days
Kyrie Irving was named MVP of Sunday's All-Star game after scoring 31 points on 14-of-17 shooting with three 3-pointers, five rebounds and 14 assists.
The East won by a final score of 163-155, which set all-time records for most total points and most points by a single team. The East and the West shot a combined 55.8 percent from the field without blocking a single shot on 242 field goal attempts, and the event can be judged a success due to a high entertainment value and a lack of injuries. Irving's MVP nod may give him some momentum when Cleveland returns to action on Tuesday -- after winning their past four games the Cavs are just three games out of the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 25 Days
The Cavaliers are reportedly interested in adding high-profile agent Mark Bartelstein to their management structure this summer.
Bartelstein represents numerous NBA player including David Lee, Taj Gibson and Jose Calderon. Despite Cleveland's interest, ESPN.com reports that "it's believed within the industry that [the Cavaliers] would have little hope convincing Bartelstein to leave Chicago-based Priority Sports." The Cavs recently fired GM Chris Grant and installed David Griffin as their interim decision-maker, but it sounds as though further changes might be in store during the offseason.
Kyrie Irving PG CLE 27 Days
Kyrie Irving hit 5-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, six assists and a steal in Tuesday's win.
Isaiah Thomas outplayed him tonight, going for 16 points, eight assists, a steal and a 3-pointer, while speculation as to whether or not Irving will re-sign with the Cavs will continue to be a hot topic.