Stephen A. Smith, who previously said that Kyrie Irving blames LeBron James’ camp for leaking to his ESPN colleague Brian Windhorst that Kyrie requested a trade, dropped a doozy on his radio show today:
My prediction: There will be another week or two of rampant speculation, we’ll see some hot swaps on the trade machine, and nothing will materialize. Jimmy Butler, who is arguably a more valuable player than Kyrie Irving on account of actually playing defense, and has the same amount of time left on his deal, was worth a couple of scratch-off tickets a few weeks ago. Who can the Cavs get in return that makes them more likely to beat the Warriors?
I’ll set the over/under at a stealth poolside cabana conference at 3.5 weeks.