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Kyrie Irving

25-Year-Old       Boston Celtics

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

25.2

REB

3.2

AST

5.8

STL

1.2

BLK

0.3

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After missing the first 24 games of the season while recovering from surgery to repair a fractured kneecap, Irving initially struggled to regain his All-Star form, averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 assists while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and just 25.3 percent from thr...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 193 lbs   DOB: 3/23/1992  College: Duke   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyrie Irving Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $94.34 million contract extension with the Cavaliers in July of 2014. Contract expires after the 2019-20 season.

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Irving was traded to the Celtics on Tuesday in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Kyrie Irving NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 19 CLE 51 30.5 18.5 3.7 5.4 1.1 0.4 1.4 46.9 87.2 3.1 0.9 2.9 3.6 39.9 6.9 14.6 3.4 3.8
2012-13 20 CLE 59 34.7 22.5 3.7 5.9 1.5 0.4 1.8 45.2 85.5 3.2 0.6 3.1 4.7 39.1 8.2 18.1 4.2 4.9
2013-14 21 CLE 71 35.2 20.8 3.6 6.1 1.5 0.3 1.7 43.0 86.1 2.7 0.7 2.9 4.8 35.8 7.5 17.4 4.1 4.8
2014-15 22 CLE 75 36.4 21.7 3.2 5.2 1.5 0.3 2.1 46.8 86.3 2.5 0.7 2.4 5.0 41.5 7.7 16.5 4.2 4.9
2015-16 23 CLE 53 31.5 19.6 3.0 4.7 1.1 0.3 1.6 44.8 88.5 2.3 0.8 2.1 4.9 32.1 7.4 16.6 3.2 3.6
2016-17 24 CLE 72 35.1 25.2 3.2 5.8 1.2 0.3 2.5 47.3 90.5 2.5 0.7 2.5 6.1 40.1 9.3 19.7 4.1 4.6
Rest Of Season Projections 25 BOS 81 34.1 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 35.2 21.2 3.0 5.8 1.6 0.6 2.0 47.6 94.7 2.2 0.4 2.6 5.2 38.5 7.8 16.4 3.6 3.8
Last 10 Games 10 34.0 23.0 2.3 5.6 1.4 0.6 2.2 43.7 92.3 2.4 0.4 1.9 6.3 34.9 8.0 18.3 4.8 5.2
Last 20 Games 20 34.7 22.9 2.4 5.8 1.3 0.6 2.2 44.2 89.9 2.1 0.5 1.9 5.9 36.4 8.4 18.9 4.0 4.5

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Kyrie Irving
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 21 BOS 108-111 40 29 2 7 1 0 3 10 15 5 5 4 6 0 2 1
May 19 @BOS 86-130 30 23 1 3 1 1 4 8 11 4 5 3 6 0 1 2
May 17 @BOS 104-117 34 11 2 6 2 1 2 4 11 3 3 0 3 0 2 2
May 7 @TOR 102-109 40 27 5 9 4 1 1 10 24 5 5 2 6 1 4 1
May 5 @TOR 94-115 32 16 5 4 0 0 1 7 21 1 1 1 5 1 4 1
May 3 TOR 125-103 30 22 0 11 2 0 2 6 19 7 7 3 6 0 0 2
May 1 TOR 116-105 35 24 2 10 2 0 3 7 16 7 9 3 8 0 2 1
Apr 23 @IND 102-106 37 28 2 0 1 3 1 10 25 7 7 1 7 2 0 2
Apr 20 @IND 114-119 28 13 2 4 0 0 3 4 17 4 5 1 6 0 2 1
Apr 17 IND 117-111 34 37 2 2 1 0 4 14 24 5 5 4 10 0 2 4
Apr 15 IND 109-108 39 23 3 6 2 1 2 11 27 0 1 1 9 0 3 3
Apr 12 TOR 83-98 Did Not Play
Apr 10 @MIA 124-121 Did Not Play
Apr 9 @ATL 126-125 45 45 2 9 1 0 3 16 30 5 6 8 12 0 2 3
Apr 7 ATL 100-114 33 18 1 6 0 0 1 8 13 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
Apr 5 @BOS 91-114 32 19 1 5 2 1 0 7 18 4 5 1 6 0 1 4
Apr 4 ORL 122-102 30 24 4 8 1 0 0 10 15 1 1 3 5 1 3 3
Apr 2 IND 135-130 46 23 5 7 1 1 3 5 20 11 11 2 5 2 3 4
Mar 31 PHI 122-105 31 24 1 9 2 0 1 11 16 1 1 1 1 0 1 2
Mar 30 @CHI 99-93 38 20 2 3 1 0 2 7 20 2 2 4 7 2 0 5
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Mar 27 @SAS 103-74 26 8 3 2 0 0 3 4 13 0 1 0 2 0 3 2
Mar 25 WAS 115-127 34 23 2 4 1 2 2 8 23 6 7 1 7 1 1 3
Mar 24 @CHA 105-112 38 26 1 7 4 0 4 11 22 2 2 2 6 0 1 2
Mar 22 @DEN 126-113 27 33 2 3 0 0 0 11 22 7 7 4 5 1 1 2
Mar 19 @LAL 120-125 38 46 2 3 0 0 3 15 21 10 10 6 10 0 2 2
Mar 18 @LAC 108-78 Did Not Play
Mar 16 UTA 91-83 30 21 4 4 0 0 1 8 19 4 5 1 2 1 3 2
Mar 14 DET 128-96 30 26 1 6 0 0 2 9 14 4 4 4 4 1 0 1
Mar 12 @HOU 117-112 37 28 3 8 0 2 3 10 23 5 6 3 10 0 3 4
Mar 11 @ORL 104-116 36 22 9 7 1 0 2 9 22 2 2 2 8 3 6 2
Mar 9 @DET 106-101 40 27 5 3 0 1 3 11 22 4 6 1 6 1 4 1
Mar 6 MIA 98-106 40 32 7 3 0 1 3 11 25 6 7 4 9 2 5 1
Mar 4 @MIA 120-92 Did Not Play
Mar 3 @ATL 130-135 36 43 2 9 4 1 3 14 21 10 10 5 8 0 2 0
Mar 1 @BOS 103-99 32 28 2 1 1 1 2 10 19 6 6 2 6 0 2 4
Feb 27 MIL 102-95 37 25 4 9 2 0 4 10 20 3 3 2 4 0 4 1
Feb 25 CHI 99-117 35 34 9 7 0 1 2 13 25 6 7 2 10 0 9 2
Feb 23 NYK 119-104 30 23 4 6 1 1 2 9 16 4 5 1 4 1 3 1
Feb 15 IND 113-104 34 26 2 7 2 0 2 7 17 9 9 3 7 0 2 3
Feb 14 @MIN 108-116 37 25 1 7 1 1 0 10 27 3 3 2 10 0 1 4
Feb 11 DEN 125-109 35 27 4 5 1 1 3 10 24 2 2 5 11 1 3 4
Feb 9 @OKC 118-109 34 28 1 4 2 1 6 11 18 2 2 4 5 0 1 3
Feb 8 @IND 117-132 34 29 0 7 2 0 3 12 22 5 5 0 5 0 0 2
Feb 6 @WAS 135-140 44 23 1 5 1 0 3 8 24 5 5 2 7 0 1 3
Feb 4 @NYK 104-111 Did Not Play
Feb 1 MIN 125-97 31 14 2 14 1 0 1 5 18 3 4 1 6 2 0 2
Jan 30 @DAL 104-97 33 18 5 5 2 0 6 7 21 3 3 1 8 1 4 3
Jan 29 OKC 107-91 35 29 3 10 1 0 2 12 22 3 3 2 6 0 3 3
Jan 27 BKN 124-116 31 28 4 6 0 1 3 10 17 5 5 3 5 0 4 3
Jan 25 SAC 112-116 42 20 1 6 2 2 3 9 19 1 2 1 4 0 1 3
Jan 23 @NOP 124-122 42 49 2 4 2 1 0 15 28 11 11 8 14 0 2 4
Jan 21 SAS 115-118 41 29 3 9 2 0 2 13 22 0 1 3 8 1 2 2
Jan 19 PHO 118-103 33 26 2 4 2 0 2 10 20 4 5 2 7 0 2 2
Jan 16 @GSW 126-91 29 17 2 2 1 1 6 6 19 4 5 1 5 0 2 3
Jan 13 @SAC 108-120 35 26 4 5 1 0 3 10 22 4 4 2 7 1 3 5
Jan 11 @POR 102-86 32 11 3 1 2 0 3 4 16 2 2 1 2 3 0 2
Jan 10 @UTA 100-92 39 20 4 4 1 0 3 5 18 8 8 2 8 2 2 3
Jan 8 @PHO 116-120 40 27 2 7 1 0 7 10 20 3 3 4 7 1 1 0
Jan 6 @BKN 108-116 36 32 3 4 2 0 0 10 26 9 9 3 9 0 3 1
Jan 4 CHI 94-106 Did Not Play
Jan 2 NOP 90-82 Did Not Play
Dec 31 @CHA 109-121 Did Not Play
Dec 29 BOS 124-118 42 32 5 12 3 0 4 12 17 6 7 2 5 2 3 0
Dec 26 @DET 106-90 29 18 5 8 0 0 3 8 20 0 1 2 6 1 4 3
Dec 25 GSW 109-108 44 25 6 10 7 0 2 11 27 1 1 2 5 3 3 0
Dec 23 BKN 119-99 26 13 5 10 6 0 1 5 11 2 2 1 3 1 4 1
Dec 21 MIL 113-102 35 31 6 13 1 0 4 11 17 8 9 1 2 0 6 2
Dec 20 @MIL 108-114 45 28 5 5 0 0 2 8 23 9 9 3 7 0 5 1
Dec 17 LAL 119-108 38 21 6 12 3 0 2 8 17 3 3 2 6 1 5 0
Dec 14 @MEM 93-85 Did Not Play
Dec 13 MEM 103-86 Did Not Play
Dec 10 CHA 116-105 36 11 4 5 0 0 3 4 13 1 1 2 3 1 3 3
Dec 9 MIA 114-84 33 23 1 3 0 0 2 9 15 3 5 2 4 0 1 0
Dec 7 @NYK 94-126 30 28 3 6 0 0 2 9 17 6 6 4 6 0 3 1
Dec 5 @TOR 112-116 37 24 2 7 0 0 6 9 18 4 4 2 6 1 1 4
Dec 2 @CHI 111-105 38 20 6 8 1 0 2 9 21 2 3 0 3 4 2 1
Dec 1 LAC 94-113 34 28 2 2 0 0 4 8 19 11 12 1 4 0 2 2
Nov 29 @MIL 118-101 31 20 2 3 1 0 3 5 12 8 8 2 5 0 2 3
Nov 27 @PHI 108-112 41 39 4 2 0 0 1 14 27 6 6 5 11 1 3 0
Nov 25 DAL 128-90 28 25 1 1 0 1 2 10 13 1 1 4 5 0 1 0
Nov 23 POR 137-125 33 20 2 6 1 0 3 8 15 1 2 3 6 0 2 2
Nov 18 DET 104-81 29 25 2 11 1 0 0 11 15 0 0 3 4 0 2 1
Nov 16 @IND 103-93 32 24 2 7 1 0 2 10 20 3 4 1 5 1 1 3
Nov 15 TOR 121-117 35 24 5 4 2 0 5 10 20 2 4 2 4 2 3 3
Nov 13 CHA 100-93 27 19 3 4 1 0 0 8 17 2 2 1 5 2 1 2
Nov 11 @WAS 94-105 36 29 2 6 0 0 2 11 23 3 4 4 9 0 2 3
Nov 8 ATL 106-110 39 29 1 4 0 1 0 11 27 6 7 1 7 0 1 3
Nov 5 @PHI 101-102 34 8 7 2 2 0 4 3 17 2 3 0 5 1 6 2
Nov 3 BOS 128-122 34 23 4 6 0 0 3 9 18 2 3 3 8 0 4 3
Nov 1 HOU 128-120 35 32 2 4 0 0 3 10 19 8 8 4 6 1 1 1
Oct 29 ORL 105-99 37 20 4 2 0 2 1 7 18 4 4 2 6 0 4 2
Oct 28 @TOR 91-94 38 26 6 6 0 0 7 10 23 1 1 5 9 1 5 4
Oct 25 NYK 117-88 30 29 2 4 2 0 0 12 22 1 1 4 7 1 1 1
Kyrie Irving Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Kyrie Irving – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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2.  Marcus Smart

3.  Terry Rozier

4.  Shane Larkin

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True Shooting Percentage

58.0%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Kyrie Irving has a true shooting percentage of 58.0%.

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Kyrie Irving NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 19 CLE 51 36.0 21.8 4.4 6.4 1.2 0.5 1.7 46.9 87.2 3.7 1.0 3.4 4.2 39.9 8.1 17.3 4.0 4.5
2012-13 20 CLE 59 36.0 23.3 3.8 6.2 1.6 0.4 1.9 45.2 85.5 3.4 0.6 3.2 4.9 39.1 8.5 18.8 4.4 5.1
2013-14 21 CLE 71 36.0 21.3 3.7 6.2 1.6 0.3 1.8 43.0 86.1 2.7 0.8 3.0 5.0 35.8 7.7 17.8 4.2 4.9
2014-15 22 CLE 75 36.0 21.5 3.1 5.1 1.5 0.3 2.1 46.8 86.3 2.5 0.7 2.4 5.0 41.5 7.6 16.3 4.2 4.8
2015-16 23 CLE 53 36.0 22.5 3.4 5.4 1.2 0.4 1.8 44.8 88.5 2.7 1.0 2.4 5.7 32.1 8.5 19.0 3.6 4.1
2016-17 24 CLE 72 36.0 25.9 3.3 6.0 1.2 0.3 2.5 47.3 90.5 2.6 0.7 2.5 6.3 40.1 9.6 20.2 4.2 4.7
Rest Of Season Projections 25 BOS 81 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Kyrie Irving
2016-17 Projections 25 CLE 72 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Kyrie Irving

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Kyrie Irving NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 19 CLE 51 1558 944 191 275 54 20 73 46.9 87.2 160 44 147 183 39.9 350 747 171 196
2012-13 20 CLE 59 2048 1325 216 350 89 21 109 45.2 85.5 191 34 182 279 39.1 484 1070 248 290
2013-14 21 CLE 71 2496 1478 259 433 108 23 123 43.0 86.1 190 52 207 344 35.8 532 1237 291 338
2014-15 22 CLE 75 2730 1628 237 389 114 20 157 46.8 86.3 186 55 182 378 41.5 578 1235 315 365
2015-16 23 CLE 53 1667 1041 157 250 56 18 84 44.8 88.5 124 44 113 262 32.1 394 879 169 191
2016-17 24 CLE 72 2525 1816 230 418 83 24 177 47.3 90.5 180 52 178 441 40.1 671 1420 297 328
Rest Of Season Projections 25 BOS 81 2760 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Kyrie Irving
2016-17 Projections 25 CLE 72 2470 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Kyrie Irving

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Kyrie Irving NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 19 CLE 51 30.5 56.6 51.7 21.7 12.6 1.7 17.7
2012-13 20 CLE 59 34.7 55.3 50.3 20.1 11.0 1.8 20.0
2013-14 21 CLE 71 35.2 53.3 48.0 21.6 9.5 2.3 19.1
2014-15 22 CLE 75 36.4 58.3 53.2 19.7 9.4 2.1 19.9
2015-16 23 CLE 53 31.5 54.0 49.6 18.7 9.3 2.0 16.8
2016-17 24 CLE 72 35.1 58.0 53.5 19.3 8.3 2.3 22.4
Rest Of Season Projections 25 BOS 81 34.1 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Kyrie Irving
2016-17 Projections 25 CLE 72 34.3 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Kyrie Irving

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Kyrie Irving: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Irving tallied 26 points (9-22 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six assists, two rebounds and two steals over 42 minutes during Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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Irving tallied a game-high 40 points (15-27 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal across 41 minutes in a 137-116 Game 4 win over the Warriors.

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Irving totaled 38 points (16-29 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, and three assists in 44 minutes during Wednesday's 118-113 loss to the Warriors in Game 3.

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Irving tallied 24 points (10-22 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block over 35 minutes during Thursday's 113-91 loss to the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA finals.

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Irving supplied 24 points (9-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and two steals over 32 minutes during Thursday's 135-102 win over the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Irving totaled 42 points (15-22 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 41 minutes during a 112-99 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

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Irving scored 29 points (10-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with seven assists, two rebounds and one steal across 40 minutes in Sunday's 111-108 loss to the Celtics.

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Irving posted 23 points (8-11 FG , 3-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three assists, one rebound, one steal and one block across 30 minutes during a 130-86 win over the Celtics on Friday.

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Irving scored 27 points (10-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds, four steals and one block across 40 minutes during Sunday's 109-102 Game 4 win over the Raptors.

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Irving had 24 points (7-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 10 assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes during Monday's 116-105 win over the Raptors in Game 1.

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Irving provided 13 points (4-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 28 minutes in a 119-114 win over the Pacers on Thursday in Game 3 of the series.

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Irving recorded 37 points (14-24 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 34 minutes in a 117-111 Game 2 win over the Pacers on Monday.

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2015-16

After three seasons of wallowing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, Irving was able to enjoy a highly-successful season as LeBron James' wingman. The 6-3 guard played in a career-high 75 games and put up his best field goal percentage (47 percent) and three-point conversion rate (42 percent for 2.1 three-pointers per game) during the regular season with averages of 21.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks. Irving was unable to stay away from the injury bug in the playoffs, and his first postseason ended in the opening game of the Finals with a fractured left kneecap. He is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2015-16 season, and injuries continue to be a concern for the fifth-year guard. It may be that coach David Blatt will need to monitor Irving's minutes since he played 36 per game last season. With Mo Williams and Matthew Dellavedova coming off the bench, Irving may be best served to play closer to 30 minutes rather than 35, so the three-time All-Star can survive the season unscathed. He is just 23 years old, so he should be able to continue to put up excellent numbers across the board when he's healthy, but that may not be until January.

2014-15

Kyrie Irving took a slight step back in his third year in the league in 2013-14, but the All-Star point guard steps into a new world this season with the addition of LeBron James to the squad. Irving played a career-high 71 games and averaged 35 minutes, quelling some of the durability concerns that had plagued him in his first two seasons. His averages of 20.8 points on 43 percent shooting from the field and 1.7 three-pointers on 36 percent shooting from long range were all down a tick from his second season. Irving also provided 3.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game. He hit 86 percent of his free throws. With James and Kevin Love on the team, Irving will need to adjust to not always being the focus of the offense and try to help his team in other ways beyond scoring. New coach David Blatt will try to install a Princeton-style offense that will encourage players to move without the ball, and Irving will need to adjust to his third coach in four years as well. There have also been concerns about Irving's lackadaisical perimeter defense, which will need to be shored up to help discourage opposing players from penetrating (since Cleveland does not have a great rim protector). On the plus side, playing with better teammates should allow Irving to take easier shots, so his shooting percentages may rise.

2013-14

In his first two seasons in the NBA, Kyrie Irving has displayed almost every quality you'd want to see in a top point guard. He's one of the quickest guards in the league. He sees the floor well and has an excellent feel for the game. He shoots from distance well enough (39 percent) to keep opposing defenses honest, which makes him even tougher to guard off the dribble. And while he isn't a great defender at this stage of the game, he has improved on that end of the floor and should take another step forward with defense-minded head coach Mike Brown taking over the Cavs this year. The only real area of concern is Irving's inability to stay on the floor; a variety of nagging injuries limited him to 51 games played as a rookie and 59 games last year. The addition of veteran guard Jarrett Jack may help Irving this year; Mike Brown is expected to play Irving off the ball at times, with Jack running the offense. That could boost Irving's scoring a bit and reduce some of the strain associated with playing point guard full time.

2012-13

The Cavaliers got an immediate return on their investment in Kyrie Irving, as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft looks like a real star--and future Olympian. Irving is lightning-quick, has outstanding handle and superior court vision for a player his age, which enabled him to post impressive averages of 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and shoot nearly 40 percent from three-point range. The fact that he dealt with several nagging injuries during the season makes those overall numbers even more impressive. Cleveland was involved in several potential Dwight Howard trades, but the only major addition they made this offseason is Dion Waiters (fourth overall pick), a poor man's Dwyane Wade type out of Syracuse. That means Irving--with Waiters and Tristan Thompson--will continue to be the focus of Cleveland's offense. Irving did suffer a hand injury while working out with Team USA's select team--the group of up-and-comers that scrimmages against Team USA before international competitions--but is expected to be completely healthy before training camp.

2011-12

The future of the Cavaliers, Irving will make a huge impact in his rookie season. Irving’s electrifying speed, great court awareness and exceptional ball-handling ability will be on display from the get go. He will be one of the top contenders for the Rookie of the Year award as he will produce solid steal, assist and point totals.