Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • A Cavs Player Called Danny Ainge A ‘F*cking Thief’ For The Irving Trade

    Uproxx "No individual thing looms larger as the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics than the Kyrie Irving trade. While Irving is celebrating on the sidelines with his teammates during the Eastern Conference Finals tilt, the Cavaliers look like a team that are..." May 16

  • Why Chris Broussard Believes Celtics No Longer Are Kyrie Irving’s Team

    NESN "5Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)5 Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new..." May 14

  • Kyrie Irving trade talk isn't totally crazy

    WEEI Boston "Kyrie Irving’s absence was supposed to sink the Celtics in the playoffs. While they excelled without Gordon Hayward, losing Irving was portrayed as one step too far. It was thought there was no way the Celtics could make a run with eighth-man Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart with a bad thumb handling..." May 07

  • Stephen A. Smith proposes trading Kyrie Irving to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "With Kawhi Leonard trade rumors continuously swirling, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith laid out his own scenario on "First Take" Friday morning. After the Boston Celtics 108-103 win over over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, in which Terry Rozier put up 20 points, Smith proposed trading Kyrie..." May 04

  • Kyrie Irving: 'In a great place,' enjoying C's playoff run from sideline

    ESPN "Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving said he's "in a great place" after undergoing season-ending knee surgery last month and that he has enjoyed watching the way Boston's youngest players have stepped up to lead the team in his absence. During an appearance on SportsCenter with Scott Van..." May 03

  • Knee specialist 'cautiously optimistic' about Kyrie Irving's return

    247 Sports "Catching everyone by surprise, the Boston Celtics recently announced that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will be out for the remainder of the season and the playoffs after he needed a second surgery on his ailing knee. The surgery will sideline Irving for four to five months, which means he..." April 10

  • What happened to Kyrie Irving's knee? Medical expert on what injury means for Celtics star

    Sporting News "Now that we know Kyrie Irving’s knee injury will keep him out for the remainder of the postseason, sinking the Celtics’ NBA Finals hopes, let’s answer a simple question I got from a reader a couple of days ago: “What, exactly, happened when Kyrie had surgery in 2015, and why is it coming back up..." April 07

  • Kyrie Irving Injury: Danny Ainge Shares Update After Guard’s Surgery

    NESN "Kyrie Irving is on to rehab. It was announced Thursday that Irving’s nagging knee injury will sideline him for the remainder of the season. The star guard underwent knee surgery Saturday, and it sounds like all is well so far in Irving’s road to recovery. “The surgery went exactly as..." April 07

  • Stevens: "No reason" to think Irving's injury would end his season

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics showed up for their 79th game of the season in familiar fashion: short-handed. Only this time, the injury report has a whiff of finality with Kyrie Irving lost for the season -- and the postseason -- after a bacterial infection detected in his left knee will require..." April 06

  • Kyrie Irving Vows To Prove Naysayers ‘Completely F*cking Wrong’ After Second Knee Surgery

    Uproxx "Kyrie Irving’s first season with the Boston Celtics has officially ended. The All-Star point guard was announced out for the next 4-5 months after it was determined he will undergo a second surgery on his left knee. The surgery will be to remove two screws in his knee that were put in to repair..." April 05

  • Kyrie Irving Opens Up About Knee Infection, Surgery In Earnest Instagram Post

    NESN "Kyrie Irving’s season has ended prematurely with an unexpected curveball. The Boston Celtics guard will undergo a knee procedure Saturday that will sideline him for four to five months and force him to miss the rest of the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs, the team announced Thursday...." April 05

  • Celtics announce Kyrie Irving will miss 4-5 months after knee surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Celtics fans who were holding out hope that Kyrie Irving could make a triumphant return at some point during the postseason are going to be disappointed, because the team has confirmed the star point guard is not coming back this year. On Thursday, the Celtics announced that Irving will..." April 05

  • Kyrie will reportedly miss rest of season and NBA playoffs

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics will reportedly be without Kyrie Irving for the remainder of the regular season and the entire playoffs. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news on Thursday afternoon. Irving underwent surgery on his left knee on March 24 to remove a tension wire that was causing..." April 05

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James cannot lose to Kyrie Irving this season

    Cavs Nation "For all the insane statistics LeBron James has put up and the astounding job the 33-year-old specimen has done to keep the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head above the water this season, it would take just one negative postseason occurrence to outweigh all those positives from The King, according to ESPN..." April 03

  • Brad Stevens says there is no update on Irving and Smart

    247 Sports "Bluntly put, there is no update on Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. As the Boston Celtics move forward and try to close out the final six games of their regular season schedule, head coach Brad Stevens provided an update on both of his star players—that there is no update on Irving and..." April 02

  • Ainge Not Concerned About Irving’s Knee Long-term

    The Sports Post "The Boston Celtics are about to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. But they are going to do so without Kyrie Irving. And despite undergoing another knee procedure, President and GM Danny Ainge isn’t worried long-term. “I’m not concerned at all. I’m just saying, like, his knee is..." March 30

  • Wait begins now for Kyrie Irving's knee recovery

    Boston Herald "Kyrie Irving had a minor surgical procedure yesterday to ease the soreness in his left knee, and the Celtics project their star point guard will return to action in 3-6 weeks. Doctors removed a tension wire that, according to the team, was rubbing against Irving’s patellar tendon and causing..." March 26

  • Kyrie Irving Has 3-6 Week Timeline to Return from Surgery on Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics can exhale just a little when it comes to the state of Kyrie Irving's left knee. According to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, there is "optimism" that the Celtics' starting point guard "could return either near the start of the playoffs or, on the later end, in a..." March 24

  • Kyrie set for 'minimally invasive procedure' on injured knee

    ESPN "Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set for a "minimally invasive procedure" on the injured left knee that has kept him out for almost two weeks, the team announced Friday. The procedure is scheduled for Saturday, the Celtics said, and an update on his return will be made..." March 23

  • Celtics fear Irving knee injury could be season-ending

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kyrie Irving is expected to get a second opinion on his ailing left knee on Thursday, an injury that has sidelined the Boston Celtics point guard five of the past seven games. Regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s exam, however, are more troubling developments, as a report has surfaced..." March 22

  • The Story of Kyrie Irving’s Sore Knee Just Got a Little More Complicated

    The Ringer "The Story: Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion on his left knee after sitting out of Boston’s four most recent games (including Tuesday’s matchup with the Thunder) because of lingering soreness. His issues with the knee trace back to 2015, when he suffered a fracture in the NBA..." March 20

  • Kyrie Irving May Need Another Surgery on Knee Injury, Danny Ainge Says

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving eventually may need to have another surgical procedure done on his left knee. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said during Thursday's appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich (via Jay King of MassLive) that the team does expect..." March 15

  • Report: Kyrie Irving dealing with knee tendonitis, won’t miss significant time

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving is expected to miss some time this week while he rests his sore left knee, but it does not sound like the injury is any reason for Boston Celtics fans to panic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics are confident Irving’s knee issue is nothing more than tendonitis and..." March 12

  • Kyrie Irving to miss multiple games due to knee soreness

    247 Sports "That No. 1 seed is slipping further and further away from the Boston Celtics. As the Celtics close out the regular season, they'll have to prepare for life without Kyrie Irving. That's because the All-Star point guard will miss multiple games due to knee soreness: Irving sat out the entire..." March 12

  • Kyrie Irving (knee) to return versus Timberwolves

    247 Sports "Kyrie Irving's absence will only last one game. As the Boston Celtics prepare to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, Irving will return versus the T-Wolves despite his lingering knee injury. " March 08

  • Celtics Rule Out Kyrie Irving Vs. Bulls With Left Knee Soreness

    CBS Boston "The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Irving has been ruled out with left knee soreness, the team announced Monday morning. While you may be saying to yourself the Celtics don’t need Irving against the lowly Bulls, they were demolished in..." March 05

  • Report: Kyrie Irving found out Cavs discussed trading him in ‘sloppy’ meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "When Kyrie Irving went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and demanded a trade last summer, it was widely reported that he no longer wanted to play with LeBron James. While that may have been true, it appears there were other important factors that have not received as much attention. ESPN’s Dave..." February 22

  • Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Reveals Release Date For ‘Uncle Drew’ Movie

    NESN "June could be a big month for Kyrie Irving. Not only are the Boston Celtics among the Eastern Conference teams capable of making a deep playoff run, perhaps even resulting in a trip to the NBA Finals. But Irving also revealed that his “Uncle Drew” movie will hit theaters on June 29. Irving..." February 13

  • Why did we get the Kyrie Irving trade so wrong?

    ESPN "As the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Boston on Sunday without former Celtics Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, both dealt before Thursday's trade deadline, I think it's worth investigating how the Kyrie Irving trade went so wrong in Cleveland. Crowder and Thomas, the veterans acquired for Irving, along..." February 12

  • Report | Kyrie Irving refused to play with LeBron James

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of the their first year post-Kyrie Irving. Traded in the summer to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, two others and a first-round draft pick, Irving is long gone, and it’s fair to say — as of this current moment — that the Cavaliers are on the wrong end..." February 06

  • Report: Cavs Negotiated Kyrie Irving Deal ‘Entirely Without LeBron James’ Knowledge’

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly orchestrated the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston without consulting LeBron James. According to The Athletic‘s Jason Lloyd, GM Koby Altman called LeBron after finalizing the trade and said, “It’s the best we can do.”" February 06

  • Why Kyrie Irving could top Knicks’ long-term wish list

    New York Post "When the Knicks last visited TD Garden in late October, new Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was asked, after Boston’s rout, why New York was on his summer trade wish list. “Where is this gonna go?” Irving said. “It’s pretty easy, man. They were on my list for a reason, I think you guys know..." January 31

  • Kyrie Irving has ailing quad, will miss Celtics' game vs. Knicks

    Boston Herald "The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving for tonight's game against the Knicks Irving has a right quad contusion that was suffered on Monday in Denver on a hit from Jamal Murray." January 31

  • Kyrie Irving Thinks It’s ‘Bullsh*t’ Klay Thompson’s Never Made The NBA’s All-Defensive Team

    Uproxx "The Warriors and Celtics gave us one of the best games of the season on Saturday night as Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving had a point guard duel for the ages at Oracle Arena. Curry and the Warriors came out on top behind his 49-point effort, edging out Boston and Irving’s 37-point showing. While..." January 29

  • LeBron James Privately Asked Cavaliers Not To Trade Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "While LeBron James did little publicly or privately to dispel the rift between he and Kyrie Irving last offseason, multiple sources say he asked the Cavaliers not to trade him. James promised to bridge the apparent gap with him. But James was told that the Cavaliers had no choice but to..." January 26

  • Kyrie threatened to sit out with knee surgery if the Cavs didn't trade him: Sources

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the Cavaliers try to save their season through potential trades, the big one they pulled off last summer doesn't look so good right now. To wit: The Celtics lead Cleveland by 6.5 games for first place in the East. The Cavs are now just two-tenths of a percentage point behind the..." January 25

  • Celtics need to find No. 2 scorer behind Irving

    NBC Sports Boston "Everyone knows Kyrie Irving’s value to the Celtics is extremely high. But it really hits home on those nights when he’s not in the lineup, as was the case in Boston’s 89-80 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday. Irving didn't play due to a sore left shoulder.He's carried the load offensively..." January 22

  • Kyrie Irving says slumping Celts need to learn to 'weather the storm'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving believes that his team was overdue for a bit of adversity and wants the Celtics to embrace one of the few rough patches the team has encountered this season. After sitting out Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers due to shoulder soreness, Irving..." January 21

  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving expected to return vs. Magic on Sunday

    ESPN "Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving went through the team's entire off-day practice Saturday and expects to return to game action Sunday against the Orlando Magic after missing one game due to a sore shoulder. Irving sat out Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers after..." January 20

  • Report: LeBron James didn't want Cavs to trade Kyrie Irving

    247 Sports "They may have had their issues, but LeBron James didn't want the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade Kyrie Irving following Irving's trade request last offseason, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Irving played six seasons with the Cavaliers after the franchise made him the first..." January 16

  • Irving, Redick and Brown agree one rim was crooked during Celtics-76ers London game

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics' 114-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in London on Thursday was a wild affair. A part of the NBA Global Games series, the game swung wildly back and forth, with the Sixers jumping out to a 22-point lead in the first half only for the Celtics to come storming back and win..." January 13

  • Kyrie Irving Was Asked About His Flat Earth Theory After Flying to London

    Complex "No matter what Kyrie Irving and B.o.B might try to tell you, the Earth is not flat. Just watch the clip above to see Bill Nye the Science Guy go off on anyone who tries to suggest otherwise. But despite the mounting evidence against him, Irving still refuses to give up his flat Earth theory...." January 11

  • Why Celtics Have Been Perfect Landing Spot For Kyrie Irving After Cavs Tenure

    NESN "Shortly after the Celtics completed their blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving last August, it was reported that the All-Star guard was “ecstatic” about coming to Boston. For those wondering why Irving ever would leave a team that had reached three straight NBA..." January 10

  • Bond between Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum runs deep

    Boston Herald "Of Kyrie Irving’s four assists in Saturday’s 87-85 victory against host Brooklyn, three were to Jayson Tatum — none larger than the two for the Celtics’ final buckets that pulled them from a deficit to their sixth straight win. But while Irving has been finding his fellow Duke one-and-done all..." January 08

  • Kyrie finances renovations for former high school's athletic facilities

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving financed renovations for his high school alma mater's basketball facilities. Per Zagsblogs's Adam Zagoria, the Boston Celtics star paid for a redone gym, locker room and weight room for the Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey. Zagoria shared students' reactions to the facility's..." January 06

  • Kyrie Irving calls first season with Celtics a learning experience

    ESPN "After opening the new calendar year with two of his quietest offensive outputs since joining the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving reflected Friday night on his maturation as a player and said he now values team success over living up to the individual expectations that were placed on him after being..." January 06

  • Spurs Tried Hard To Acquire Kyrie Irving

    Hoops Rumors "Back when he was on the trade block in July and August, Kyrie Irving reportedly had San Antonio on his list of preferred destinations. And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs weren’t just a bystander as the Cavaliers were considering their options. The Spurs “tried really, really..." January 04

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • Stephen A. Smith crushes Isaiah Thomas for sitting out return to Boston

    WEEI Boston "Isaiah Thomas returned with a bang on Tuesday night, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to a blowout win over the Blazers. It was never going to be good enough for ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Appearing on First Take on Tuesday, the bombastic host laid into Thomas for deciding..." January 04

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