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What is going on in Cleveland?

Last week, Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Irving reportedly wants to play for a team where he can have a bigger role, and no longer wants to play with LeBron James.

As Windhorst reported: "James was informed of Irving's request and was blindsided and disappointed."

Earlier this week, Irving made some interesting comments to Sports Illustrated.

"I understand we're in a very peculiar place," Irving said. "We just have to make sure that all our pieces are aligned first and then we go from there. It's the summer time, a lot of craziness going on in the NBA.

"Best to just observe and then see what happens. But obviously there are some things I'm pretty sure our organization wants to do, and we'll go from there.

"Obviously we have a great owner that's willing to spend a little money on guys that he believes in. At this point, we just see what happens throughout the summer."

Irving averaged 29.4 points and 4.4 assists per game during the NBA Finals, while shooting over 47 percent from the field and 42 percent from distance.

The four-time All Star is entering Year 3 of a 5-year contract worth more than $94 million.

He can opt out and become a free agent following the 2018-19 season.

Friendly reminder: The Cavs still have not hired a permanent general manager...

 

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller