Kyrie Irving and his agent met with the Cleveland Cavaliers last week to talk about his future with the team. According to Brian Windhorst, Irving doesn’t see one and asked to be traded. How’s that for a sign that LeBron James intends to leave Cleveland in 2018?
UPDATE: According to the ESPN article, Kyrie doesn’t want to play alongside LeBron anymore. He wants to be “a more focal point.” That seems insane. Kyrie averaged the 6th most field goal attempts per game this season and took more shots per game than LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jimmy Butler just to name a few players.
Kyrie has gone from fun to a star since LeBron James returned to Cleveland and made him a star. Now he’s got a title and doesn’t want to be around for the rebuild. Irving’s contract runs through 2020.
If the Cavaliers had a general manager he would have already worked out a trade to send Kyrie to New York in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. And suddenly the idea of signing Derrick Rose.