HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors


April 2, 2015 Updates

"I saw a pretty good player when we first came into camp," Cavs coach David Blatt said. "I'm not seeing him do different things. I just think his level of commitment to both ends of the court is extremely high. "His ability to incorporate his skillset with other great players like Kevin (Love), LeBron (James) and the other guys we brought to the team is a real step forward because he hasn't had to do that before or hasn't had the opportunity to do that before." USA Today Sports

Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat. Irving missed the team's morning shootaround with an unspecified illness. The team said he is a game-time decision. Cavs forward Kevin Love is also questionable with a sore back. Love only took part in the non-contact portion of practice on Wednesday. He has been bothered by a back issue all season and was hit with an elbow in Sunday's win over Philadelphia. Love said the team getting two days off earlier this week helped. The Cavs have seven games remaining in the regular season and USA Today Sports

March 31, 2015 Updates

This is the story of how James and Irving overcame their differences and transformed into one of the NBA's most menacing duos. "Friends or no friends, at the end of the day we're all here to do one thing, and that's to win," James said to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Both James and Irving granted separate, exclusive interviews to discuss their months of building on and off-court relationships that are so vital to Cleveland's postseason success. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 27, 2015 Updates
March 18, 2015 Updates

Irving is an up and coming player to watch. His first signature Nike shoe was released in December, and it racked up $7 million in sales during its first three months. The profile of the Cavaliers’ point guard has surged with the arrival of James in Cleveland. The Cavs are featured the NBA maximum of 25 times on broadcast partners ESPN/ABC and TNT. “You have to be in front of the public to get things rolling. That is why Kyrie came out of the box strong,” says Annunziata. Forbes.com

March 16, 2015 Updates
March 13, 2015 Updates

The Spurs threw multiple defenders at him, ranging in height from 6-1 to 6-7. It didn't make a difference. He registered 20 of his team's final 27 points. The point guard was in the zone and wasn't coming out. "You just try to shoot every shot the same," Irving said after producing an NBA season-high in points. "As long as my elbow is pointed at the rim, I feel like it has a great chance to go in. I learned that from Kobe Bryant. If you get a good look at it and your elbow is pointed at the rim, it has a great chance of going in." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"I couldn't have done it without my teammates," he said. "Shots were going in. I was getting open. In the end of the game, we never gave up. We got stops. Fortunately Kawhi missed those two free throws and the game could have been over. But he missed them and were lucky enough to have a shot." Irving (11) and James (7) had all of the Cavaliers' points in overtime. They managed to outscore the Spurs 18-15. James knocked down two huge threes as knockout blows. A defeated, aging Spurs squad had enough. Cleveland made it 2-0 on this four-game road trip. Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Kyrie Irving was unstoppable. I don’t know how to guard that,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He did a hell of a job. We all know how talented he is, but he really went to a new level tonight. He had a hell of a night and that talent just got us.” Akron Beacon Journal

March 11, 2015 Updates

Shumpert said he studies film of the opposing team’s top two guards before every game. He watches passing lanes and counts dribbles. When opponents kill their dribble, he positions himself for a steal. He tries to think how he would react if he had the ball in his hands, or what Kyrie Irving would do, and then responds appropriately. “I basically play offense on defense,” he said. Akron Beacon Journal

February 28, 2015 Updates

Jason Lloyd: #Cavs say Kyrie Irving will miss Sunday's game at Houston. David Blatt was hopeful last night Irving could play against Rockets Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

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