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- 19.7 PPG (39.4 percent from the field, 78.4 percent from the free-throw line)
- 1.4 3PM
- 5.8 APG
- 3.4 RPG
- 0.9 SPG
While Kyrie Irving did just have a 37-point, 11-assist outburst, he has typically been leaving his owners wanting much, much more. This was supposed to be Irving's breakout year, but there have been more frequent signs of regression.
During 2012-13, Irving poured in 22.5 PPG (45.2 percent from the field) and 5.9 APG. Thus far in 2013-14, his scoring output has not only dwindled, but he's also poor in terms of efficiency. Plus, since he chucks up so many shots, he can regularly kill your shooting percentage.
What hurts even more is that he doesn't make up for this in other categories. His assist mark is quite average (and his turnovers are high: 3.3 per game), and he doesn't swipe steals at a high rate.
Irving is still worth being in your regular rotation, but hopefully you're not expecting him to carry you. He's really nothing more than a scorer and serviceable distributor whose inefficiencies you have to grin and bear.