Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 Months

Kyrie Irving was not consulted prior to Mike Brown's firing, according to Cavaliers GM David Griffin.

Griffin, who was just promoted from interim GM on Monday, said that any insinuation that Irving pushed for Brown to be fired is ""patently false." It's unclear whether or not the Cavaliers will consult Irving before hiring a new coach, but doing so could go a long way towards ensuring that Irving signs a max-extension with the Cavs when his contract is up in 2016. For now, George Karl, Mark Jackson, Steve Kerr, Mike D'Antoni, and Alvin Gentry are just a few of the names that have surfaced as potential head coaches for Cleveland.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 Months

The Cavaliers don't want to set expectations too high with Kyrie Irving.

Cavs acting GM, David Griffin, spoke about the state of the team on Tuesday and made sure he didn't heap unrealistic expectations on Kyrie, "He's 22 years old. We have to have very realistic expectations for him." He also tangentially addressed the Irving-Dion Waiters rift by saying, "This is not something that is done in a vacuum. It's not the two of them. It's not about their fit. It's about our fit." There have been rumors that Irving wants out of Cleveland, but it sounds like the Cavs are doing everything possible to make him feel comfortable in an effort to build around the young star.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 Months

Kyrie Irving said Wednesday that he's "excited" about the possibility of getting a max-exception from the Cavaliers, and that he'll make the best decision for him and his family if and when it happens.

"Obviously, I'm aware I can be extended this summer," he said. "It's a big deal for me if they do offer me that. It will be exciting. I'll make the best decision for me and my family. That's what it will boil down to." While it's good that he's "excited," he clearly is leaving his options open. And after having his maturity constantly questioned in Cleveland this season, as well as media reports that he has wanted out for years, and of infighting behind close doors, it still seems a bit of a longshot to think Irving will sign a long-term deal with the Cavs, although anything is possible.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving hit just 3-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points and two assists in Saturday's loss.

He was in love with his jump shot tonight, but they just weren't falling. He's had some huge games and helped owners win fantasy leagues with his late-season return, but he probably did more harm than good tonight.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in 31 minutes on Friday against the Bucks.

Irving's numbers have been down lately and it's fair to wonder if his prior biceps injury is still nagging at him. With nothing to play for, owners should keep an eye on his status. Dion Waiters added 23 points, four assists, five steals and a three in the Cavs' loss.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving was quiet against the Pistons on Wednesday, shooting 3-of-6 from the field for eight points with five boards, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

He took a staggering 31 shots for 44 points on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. There were seven Cavaliers in double-figure scoring tonight and Kyrie was not one of the, which may be the most surprising stat of the night. Irving was on fire in his previous three games averaging 24.7 points, 6.7 boards, 6.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.7 triples on 53.7 percent from the field in his three games since returning from a biceps injury. He'll bounce back vs. the Bucks on Friday.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters met with the Cleveland press on Monday in an attempt to show the world that they love playing together and are the best of friends.

An interview with writer Brian Windhorst recently stirred up the pot that the two can't play together, so as any good Cleveland franchise would do, they decided to hold a press conference to clear things up. There's nothing to see here from a fantasy standpoint, but by all accounts, it was one of the strangest press conferences ever. Irving and Waiters have been racking it up in fantasy again and should continue to do so through the end of the season. But after that, all the attention will turn to whether they'll be able to get Irving to sign a long-term deal to stay in Cleveland. And despite his apparent love for Waiters, the odds aren't in their favor.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving returned from a biceps injury Wednesday, posting 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving (biceps) will start against the Magic on Wednesday.

He's not going to have a minutes restriction and the Cavs look like they're going to let him loose. Irving will start next to Dion Waiters tonight and we'll see how the two co-exist after Waiters turned in one of his best two-week stretches of his career. Obviously, get Kyrie in your lineup.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 Months

Kyrie Irving (bicep) went through Wednesday's shootaround but he's still listed as a game-time decision.

It appears that Irving has been medically cleared to play if he feels well enough, but he'll test his arm during pre-game warmups before deciding whether to return. Cavs coach Mike Brown still hasn't divulged if he'll send Jarrett Jack or Dion Waiters to the bench, but either way Kyrie will be in the starting lineup at PG.