Apparently Kyrie Irving wasn't the only Cavaliers player hoping for a way out of Cleveland, as a new report from ESPN's Dave McMenamin says guard Iman Shumpert also requested a trade this summer.
Read this from McMenamin:
Lost in the attention surrounding Irving’s trade request is that Iman Shumpert also requested a trade after the season, multiple sources told ESPN.
Shumpert asking for a trade is not as big of a deal as Irving doing so, but it reflects an interesting pattern developing in Cleveland. That's two key players in the Cavs' rotation wanting out right after the team made its third straight NBA Finals appearances. It's not often you see that.
Irving ultimately got his wish with a trade to the Boston Celtics. According to ESPN, deals involving Shumpert fell through earlier this offseason with the Timberwolves and Rockets.
Shumpert is a solid wing defender set to make $10 million next year. He's only 27, so there is some trade value there. We'll see if the Cavs can pull off another nice haul like they did with Irving.
The Cavs could very well turn this into a positive like they did with Irving's deal, but good players wanting to leave a good team like this isn't a good look and one has to wonder if it will have an adverse effect on Cleveland this season.
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On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman personal injury lawyers, Wizards star John Wall joined the show for a 1-on-1 interview. Wall explained Wolf Season and how it relates to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'
Wall also discussed his upcoming matchup with Lonzo Ball and why Ball is being targeted by other NBA players because of his dad, LaVar.
After talking to Wall, host Chase Hughes broke down the upcoming road trip.
You can listen to the episode right here:
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Here are the best plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 115-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
1. Much of the attention going into any Wizards-Pistons game these days will be on John Wall and Reggie Jackson, as the two have had a mini-rivalry over the years. It was a long night for Jackson, as you'll see throughout this post, and it started with this putback jumper by Wall that left Jackson in the dust:
2. Wall finished with 26 points, 10 assists and two blocks. Both of his blocks were amazing. The first was this one, on Tobias Harris who is a power forward:
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3. Wall's 28 points were much quieter than in the season-opener when he was dunking all over everyone. In this game, though, he did have this sick layup on the fastbreak:
4. Bradley Beal was also an offensive standout with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting. One of his best plays was this and-1 late in the game:
Here's a bonus clip. Beal (25 points) had a few nice crossovers that ended in missed shots. This was one of them:
5. Okay, here's the second Wall block. It was on Jackson and it came at the perfect time. This helped seal the win:
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