January 21, 2020, 10:22 amKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving was a late scratch on Monday with a tight hamstring after not appearing on the initial injury report, but Kenny Atkinson admitted that the issue has been nagging his point guard for a few days.
Playing it safe with Irving might be wise, considering his health history. He has missed 26 games this season with a shoulder impingement and now the hamstring. It goes without saying that Spencer Dinwiddie should be owned in all formats and we just hope that Irving will be back sooner than later.
Source: NY Post
January 20, 2020, 1:18 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against the Sixers.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert will take on more minutes and responsibility with Irving out. It's been a hard year to own Irving, who has been a monster producer when healthy, but that has rarely been the case this season. It is not certain at this moment how much time Irving will miss. We will continue to monitor the situation.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 12:43 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Monday's matchup against the Sixers.
Irving has dealt with a myriad of injuries this season, with the big one being the shoulder, which has caused him to miss 26 of a possible 41 games this season. Irving is putting up top-175/190 value on the season, vaulting up to top-4/6 value on a per-game basis for when he does suit up. Check back closer to game time for official confirmation on his playing status.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 9:04 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving was relatively quiet in Saturday's blowout loss to the Bucks, tallying 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting with six rebounds, six dimes, two 3s and four steals.
Irving has been cold on offense lately, but thankfully has found ways to be a contributor in other areas. The points buffet should return, so get in line for that. Just be a bit more patient.
January 15, 2020, 9:56 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
After a triumphant return, Kyrie Irving cooled off in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers, making 6-of-21 shots from the field for 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and one block in 37 minutes.
The good news is that he played 37 minutes and is healthy. Also, the poor shooting night was because he had to endure a feisty Matisse Thybulle treatment tonight. Expect a better scoring performance in the next game.
January 15, 2020, 8:49 amKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder feels good and he will play on Wednesday against the Sixers.
This is extremely good news as one week ago there were rumors about Kyrie potentially missing the rest of the season. He has looked fantastic in his return and owners should feel comfortable deploying him, even though we wouldn’t mind exploring the trade market for him.
Source: Mike Mazzeo on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 10:53 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving played a full complement of minutes (32) on Tuesday in a loss to the Jazz and he was incredible again, putting up 32 points (12-of-19 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
Iriving looks better than just about anyone expected after his lengthy absence. Based on the injury that kept him out, it's hard to trust him completely, but while he's playing Irving should return first-round value. Spencer Dinwiddie continued to start next to Kyrie and had 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and two triples in 36 minutes. He looks to be fine to hold as an inefficient guard lacking in steals.
January 13, 2020, 12:51 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (shoulder) anticipates playing in both legs of the upcoming Tuesday-Wednesday back-to-back.
Irving looked like his old self in his 20-minute return on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting. The road will surely get tougher but it's big news that he's already gunning to play in B2Bs after missing 26 games. The Nets are extremely cautious with their players' health so it would be a hugely encouraging sign if they clear him for this so quickly.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
January 12, 2020, 9:38 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) finally returned to the court on Sunday and looked great, roasting the Hawks for 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting in just 20 minutes of action.
Irving missed the last 26 games so we'd expect to see more minutes restrictions for the foreseeable future. He added four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer tonight and he's safe to get back into lineups as long as you're not expecting Kyrie to get back to first-round output. Spencer Dinwiddie started next to Irving in this game and had seven points, four rebounds in eight assists in 25 minutes while Caris LeVert had 13 points and three steals in 22 minutes off the bench. Those two are the most likely to be affected by Irving's return but we'll draw more serious conclusions from a game that isn't a blowout — Brooklyn won by 22.
January 12, 2020, 2:01 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) is officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.
So much for not being able to raise his arm. Irving probably wouldn't have survived months out of the New York limelight should he have opted for surgery, so now he can get all of the attention he can muster on the court without having to resort to impromptu press conferences in which he both exaggerates the severity of his injury and provides zero medical updates on it. He gets a prime matchup against Trae Young and his atrocious defense, so Irving may be worth a look even though he'll likely be on some sort of minutes limit. We hope you sold high on Spencer Dinwiddie.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 11, 2020, 4:49 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) is expected to make his return during Sunday's game versus the Hawks.
Irving has been out since November and will likely be on a minute restriction for a few games. Irving owners will be holding their breathe and it may be wise to seek out some trade offers after he puts together a few good games in a row.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 1:16 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) revealed that he's been able to go through contact work and 5-on-5 play, and that he'll play again tomorrow and hopes to be re-evaluated next week.
The last time Irving spoke to the media, on Saturday, he said that he couldn't lift his shoulder to shooter jumpers and that he was getting cortisone shots in an effort to hold off surgery. Maybe that did the trick? If all goes well throughout the week, perhaps Irving will be able to return before the end of the month. This isn't a firm update but at least it's a positive step.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 4:11 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) is being ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.
We are just doing our due diligence on this one, as Irving is nowhere near returning. Owners have to bite the bullet at this point, with surgery being a real possibility. It's worth it to throw out some offers in hopes someone is willing to take a chance.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
January 6, 2020, 12:20 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
In a media availability on Saturday, Kyrie Irving revealed that he can't lift his shoulder and has been getting cortisone shots in hopes of avoiding surgery.
Any procedure would likely be season-ending, so Irving is trying to exhaust all other avenues before going down that path. The fact that Irving can't life his shoulder to shoot is a major update, and it doesn't sound like we'll see him anytime soon.
Source: Anthony Puccio on Twitter
December 24, 2019, 4:15 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
According to a report from Brandon Robinson of Heavy.com, some within the Nets organization believe that Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) could miss two or three more weeks.
Internally, the injury is being called thoracic bursitis. Irving still has yet to be cleared for contact and the Nets haven't publicly said anything about a potential timetable, giving the guard all the time he needs to get right. Spencer Dinwiddie's outlook continues to improve, and Irving's continued absence may also make it easier for Caris LeVert to find a rhythm when he returns from his own injury.