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REPORT: Frustrated Kyrie Irving Asked Cavaliers To Trade Him Last Week
Trouble brewing in Cleveland??
On the heels of many reports stating LeBron James would be bolting from the franchise following next season, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst dropped another bombshell: Star point guard Kyrie Irving requested to be traded last week.
“Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the guard has asked the team to trade him.
The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.
Irving’s agent Jeff Wechsler would not confirm or deny whether Irving asked for a trade.
“Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs leadership where we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team,” Wechsler told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “The basis of those discussions and what went on in those discussions are between the Cavs and us. We are respectfully going to keep those private.”
LeBron James was told of Kyrie’s request and was reportedly blindsided and disappointed.