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Irving is averaging 23.7 points per game on .467 shooting from the field. He is also averaging 5.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in 35.7 minutes per game. Irving boasts a .841 average from the free throw line and a .399 average from behind the arc this season.
Only Irving and Miami Heat forward LeBron James can boast averages of at least 20 points and five assists, while only he and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony can boast multiple 40+ point games this season.
Upon hearing of his selection to the All Star team, Irving stated:
“I’m truly blessed and thankful for the opportunity that the NBA has afforded me,” Irving said. “This is more of a blessing for our team and the city of Cleveland and that’s what it’s mainly about. I’m just really happy and excited for this opportunity.”
Cavaliers General Manager Chris grant added:
"I’m extremely happy for Kyrie making the All Star team this year,” Grant said. “It certainly was well deserved. He’s a guy that works very hard and is the epitome of who we want to be. He has grown as a player and a person here in Cleveland and we’re looking forward to him continuing to do that."
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