In what can only be described as a shock this late in to July, Kyrie Irving has demanded a trade out of Cleveland.
Kyrie Irving requests a trade from Cavs, sources told ESPN. LeBron James was blindsided and is disappointed: https://t.co/54afvYge9V— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 21, 2017
So not only does Kyrie Irving want out of Cleveland, it caught LeBron James by surprise. That's certainly one way to come off a NBA Finals loss.
To make things more difficult on the Cavaliers, they currently do not have a general manager and will have to move heaven and Flat Earth to get a decent return for the 4-time All-Star.
It's not a guarantee that Kyrie is gone, as LeBron James could still work his magic and keep him in the fold, but it continues a tumultuous off-season for Cleveland. That said, not all are convinced Irving is as good as gone.
Remember when Kobe asked for a trade? That was in May. It never happened. He came to training camp and went to three more Finals— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 21, 2017
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However, if Kyrie Irving were to move, what would the potential destination be?
Sources: In the Kyrie Irving meeting with Cavs, one of primary teams raised as a preferred trade destination for him: The San Antonio Spurs.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 21, 2017
Well, at least he would be out of the Eastern Conference. Or not.
ESPN Sources: On Kyrie Irving front, Cavs were given four preferred landing spots: New York, Miami, San Antonio, Minnesota.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 21, 2017
Stay tuned for more.