Mar 1, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket past Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) during the game at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat Cleveland Cavaliers 110 - 96.Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Basketball: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving a game-time decision Wednesday vs. Magic


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Cavs’ PG Kyrie Irving (biceps) is a game-time decision for Wednesday night’s game vs. the Magic (Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports)

There a a few injured players to key an eye on Wednesday, including Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving, who is listed as questionable for tonight’s matchup with the Orlando Magic.

Fantasy basketball owners will need to be at their best tonight.  With a full slate of NBA games, making sure you send out the best possible lineup is imperative.  Continue to keep tabs on the situation as the day progresses.

Kyrie Irving has missed the last eight games with a biceps injury but the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the 2014 All-Star Game MVP attended Cavs’ shootaround Wednesday and is a game-time decision tonight:

If Irving were to return, which he himself sounds pretty confident about, guys like Jarrett Jack and Matthew Dellavedova will have their fantasy values severely impacted.

Although Jack has averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.1 3-pointers while starting eight games in Irving’s absence, the ninth-year guard was scoring just 8.7 points and handing out 3.9 assists beforehand.  Jack will still have some relevance in deeper leagues and may be worth holding onto just in case Irving has a setback, but owners can’t expect much from him going forward.

He’s been a nice story, but Dellavedova will become a nonentity in the fantasy world with Irving’s return.

The rookie from Australia had an inspirational run over the past eight games, averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 assists, including a career-high 21 points vs. the Pistons a week ago, but he can now be dropped in all fantasy formats.


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