|July 10 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE21:1415:14 ET2:14 PM CT18:14 - As they await a decision from free agent LeBron James, the Cavaliers have announced that Irving has signed his contract extension.
Analysis: The Cavs reached an agreement with Irving on a five-year, $90 million extension last week in the first hours after free agency opened. Irving is now under contract with Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. Irving averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 71 games last season, his third with Cleveland. The former No. 1 overall pick was also voted MVP of the NBA's All-Star game.
|July 1 11:03 AM PT12:03 PM MT1:03 PM CT2:03 PM ET18:03 GMT2:03 11:03 AM MST1:03 PM EST22:03 UAE20:0314:03 ET1:03 PM CT17:03 - Shortly after free agency opened Tuesday, the Cavs agreed to terms on a new five-year contract extension with Irving, a deal that locks up the All-Star point guard for six years.
Analysis: Irving's deal, along with the recent hiring of new coach David Blatt and selection of swingman Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, has raised the Cavs' profile.
|Apr. 7 2:14 PM PT3:14 PM MT4:14 PM CT5:14 PM ET21:14 GMT5:14 2:14 PM MST4:14 PM EST1:14 UAE (+1)23:1417:14 ET4:14 PM CT20:14 - Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon spent the past few days in a media spat, exchanging barbs across TV, Twitter and newspaper. Gordon, who led the NFL with yards receiving last season, fired the first verbal volley last week when he went on ESPN and discussed Irving's problems this season with teammate Dion Waiters. Irving then didn't waste any time in shooting back.
Analysis: Irving said he has spoken to Gordon about the comments. "I just let him know that the whole situation kind of got blown out of proportion," Irving said. "There was no disrespect on my end to him or anything he does. I have the utmost respect for him."
|Apr. 6 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST8:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CT3:20 - Irving scored a career-high 44 points Saturday in an overtime loss to Charlotte.
Analysis: It's a substantial individual effort, but the Cavs are just 2-3 when Irving scores 40 or more.
|Apr. 5 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST2:27 UAE (+1)00:2718:27 ET5:27 PM CT21:27 - Irving feels he's being unfairly portrayed in the media and is adamant that he's only focused on winning.
Analysis: One day after he went on Twitter to defend himself against a report that said he wants out of Cleveland, Irving met with reporters before Saturday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Irving said he's been frustrated by a "barrage" of negative reports "all season," saying it's "all nonsense to me."
|Apr. 1 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST22:04 UAE20:0414:04 ET1:04 PM CT17:04 - Irving practiced with his teammates for the first time in two weeks after being sidelined with a biceps injury.
Analysis: Irving was able to take some contact during Tuesday's workout, his first since straining a biceps tendon on March 16 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Irving, who missed eight games with the injury, does not know if he'll play Wednesday night at Orlando.
|Mar. 31 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST1:47 UAE (+1)23:4717:47 ET4:47 PM CT20:47 - Irving has been cleared to return to practice after missing eight games with a biceps injury.
Analysis: Irving strained his left biceps on March 16 against the Clippers. He can resume full contact immediately, but the Cavs said his status for important games this week at Orlando and Atlanta has not been determined. Cleveland is 4-4 since its leading scorer was injured. The Cavs, who enter the week just 2 1/2 games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, will likely ease Irving back into the lineup.
|Mar. 16 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST7:31 UAE (+1)04:3123:31 ET9:31 PM CT2:31 - Irving will miss at least two weeks with a strained biceps tendon, but he's hopeful his season is not over.
Analysis: Cleveland's leading scorer got hurt Sunday night in a loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. An MRI taken Monday revealed the strain, but not a tear, which would have ended Irving's season. It's still not a certainty he'll be back, but the Cavs will rest him for two weeks before making any decisions.
|Mar. 15 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST8:06 UAE05:060:06 ET10:06 PM CT3:06 - Irving had 16 points and four assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Analysis: Irving had a quiet effort after scoring 53 points over his last two games.
|Mar. 9 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST8:28 UAE05:280:28 ET10:28 PM CT3:28 - Irving finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Saturday's 107-97 loss to New York.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 25.0 points and 8.8 assists over his last four home games.
|Mar. 8 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT4:56 - Irving was held to 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting in Friday's loss to Charlotte.
Analysis: Cleveland is 20-20 when Irving shoots at least 40.0 percent from the field, compared to 3-17 when he fails to hit that mark.
|Mar. 1 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT4:29 - Irving recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Friday's win over Utah.
Analysis: Irving's triple-double was the first by a Cavalier since LeBron James' last with the team on March 16, 2010.
|Mar. 1 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST7:46 UAE (+1)04:4622:46 ET9:46 PM CT2:46 - Irving was scintillating and sensational in a 110-96 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Analysis: Irving led the Cavaliers with 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting one night after his first career triple-double.
|Feb. 26 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT4:29 - Irving scored 25 and dished out nine assists in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Irving is slumping from 3-point range, going 1 for 5 on Tuesday and just 3 for 16 over his last three games.
|Feb. 22 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST9:37 UAE06:370:37 ET11:37 PM CT4:37 - Irving struggled with his shot, finishing 3 of 16 with 17 points and nine assists as Cleveland's winning streak came to an end at six in Friday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Irving had been shooting 46.3 percent during the winning streak, including 13 of 23 from 3-point range. He was 1 for 6 from deep on Friday.
|Feb. 19 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST9:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CT4:10 - Irving scored 14 points while playing only 24 minutes - his second fewest of the season - in Tuesday's blowout of Philadelphia.
Analysis: With his team leading by a wide margin, coach Mike Brown was probably more inclined than usual to give Irving some rest after his MVP performance over 34 minutes in Sunday's All-Star Game.
|Feb. 19 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)04:3722:37 ET9:37 PM CT2:37 - Irving scored 22 points and the Cavaliers won their sixth straight game, 101-93 over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Irving continues to impress as the All-Star MVP.
|Feb. 16 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CT2:55 - Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the MVP of the 2014 All-Star game.
Analysis: Irving played a key role in helping the East rally for a 163-155 victory over the West on Sunday night.
|Feb. 10 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT3:21 - Irving had 28 points Sunday in a win over Memphis.
Analysis: The 9-of-17 shooting night included a 4-for-4 mark from 3-point range after going 0 for 7 in his previous two games.
|Feb. 3 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST8:45 UAE05:4523:45 ET10:45 PM CT2:45 - Irving finished with 27 points with eight assists and four 3-pointers in a 124-107 loss in Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 23.8 points despite shooting 8 for 28 from 3-point range in his last five games.
|Jan. 18 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Irving scored 23 points and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night.
Analysis: Led by Irving's scoring, the Cavs finished up their five-game road trip with a 3-2 record. Irving averaged 17.2 points per game during the trip.
|Dec. 31 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST6:03 UAE (+1)03:0321:03 ET8:03 PM CT0:03 - Irving is back in the lineup after missing three games with a bruised left knee.
Analysis: Irving is starting Tuesday night against Philadelphia. The third-year pro was sidelined after injuring his knee on an awkward fall last week at Indiana. Irving said he may have overreacted after going down, but that he was "scared to death" that he was hurt more seriously. Fantasy owners can rest easy.
|Dec. 30 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Irving had another high-scoring performance with 27 points but it didn't help Cleveland avoid an overtime loss to Golden State on Sunday.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 28.5 points over his last 10 games but the Cavaliers are just 3-7.
|Dec. 29 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST9:47 UAE06:470:47 ET11:47 PM CT3:47 - Irving scored 32 points in Saturday's loss at Boston.
Analysis: Irving has been on a tear over the last five games despite Cleveland's 1-4 record, averaging 29.2 points while knocking down 50.0 percent of his shots.
|Dec. 27 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - Irving led Cleveland with 40 points, including 12 in the second overtime, but the Cavaliers fell 127-125 to visiting Atlanta on Thursday night.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 32.4 points in his last five home games.
|Dec. 21 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Irving made four free throws in the final 21.5 seconds of overtime and finished with 39 points despite being sick, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-111 win over short-handed Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: The Cavaliers point guard is averaging 30.2 points in his last five games.
|Dec. 11 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET6:32 GMT14:32 11:32 PM MST1:32 AM EST10:32 UAE07:321:32 ET12:32 AM CT4:32 - Irving had 37 points and 11 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 109-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Irving has totaled 57 points in his two games since being held scoreless in a loss in Atlanta on Friday. He went 0 for 9 from the field in that game but made 14 of 23 shots in Tuesday's win.
|Dec. 7 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST9:24 UAE06:240:24 ET11:24 PM CT3:24 - Irving went scoreless for the first time in his career Friday in a 108-89 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Irving went 0 of 9 from the field and 0 of 3 from the free-throw line. Look for him to bounce back Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
|Nov. 30 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Irving scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting with four turnovers and three assists in Friday's loss at Boston.
Analysis: Irving is struggling lately, hitting just 39.2 percent of his shots over his last four games, including a 1-of-16 mark from 3-point range.
|Nov. 20 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CT2:41 - Irving had 28 points and six assists in Wednesday's loss to Washington.
Analysis: Irving stayed hot after tying his career high with 41 points in his last contest.
|Nov. 17 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - Irving matched a career high with 41 points in Cleveland's overtime win Saturday against Washington.
Analysis: He went 14 of 28 from the floor, incluing 4 for 7 from 3-point range, though he's still shooting just 39.5 percent this year.
|Nov. 15 1:29 PM PT2:29 PM MT3:29 PM CT4:29 PM ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST1:29 UAE (+1)22:2916:29 ET3:29 PM CT19:29 - Irving has been diagnosed with a minimally displaced right nasal fracture and is available to play in Cleveland's game against Charlotte.
Analysis: Irving was elbowed in the face by Minnesota's Corey Brewer in the first quarter Wednesday night. The All-Star was taken for X-rays, which came back negative, and returned in the second quarter. The team said further examination at Cleveland Clinic on Thursday and Friday revealed the fracture.
|Nov. 10 10:53 PM PT11:53 PM MT12:53 AM CT1:53 AM ET6:53 GMT14:53 11:53 PM MST1:53 AM EST10:53 UAE07:531:53 ET12:53 AM CT4:53 - Irving went 15 of 33 for 39 points with 12 assists Saturday in the Cavaliers' double-overtime win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: It ranks third among his single-game scoring efforts while the 33 shots are a career high.
|Oct. 30 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST1:59 UAE (+1)22:5917:59 ET3:59 PM CT19:59 - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert hopes to keep Irving around for his entire NBA career.
Analysis: Gilbert, who wasn't able to re-sign superstar LeBron James to another contract in 2010, said before Cleveland's home opener against Brooklyn on Wednesday night that the Cavs hope Irving will stay and lead them to an NBA championship. The team recently picked up the 21-year-old's option for next season. He can agree to a maximum deal beginning this summer.
|Oct. 23 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST23:50 UAE21:5015:50 ET2:50 PM CT17:50 - The Cavaliers picked up the fourth-year contract options on Irving and forward Tristan Thompson.
Analysis: The options on Irving and Thompson are for the 2014-15 season.