Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • Heat Willing to Deal Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow to acquire Kyrie Irving

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving listed the Miami Heat as one of his preferred destinations after requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a report from ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday shed light on the players Pat Riley and Co. could part with in order to land the four-time..." July 28

  • Kyrie Irving’s has tampered down partying, boosting trade stock

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chauncey Billups – who thinks like an NBA executive in that the Cavaliers offered him a job running their front office – called Kyrie Irving‘s trade request “alarming.” Billups found it incomprehensible a player would want to leave LeBron James and Cleveland, which has reached three straight NBA..." July 28

  • Report: As Kyrie Irving rumors swirl, Timberwolves still negotiating extension with Andrew Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves were working on a contract extension for Andrew Wiggins. Then, Kyrie Irving‘s trade request became public. He reportedly listed Minnesota among his preferred destinations. Jimmy Butler (a friend of Irving’s) and Karl-Anthony Towns have petitioned Timberwolves management to add..." July 27

  • Cavaliers looking for salary dump in possible Kyrie Irving trade

    Cavs Nation "“Another stated goal is to dump off some salary and reduce the luxury tax bill,” said Kyler in his report. Now with Irving’s exit imminent in the organization’s future, new general manager Koby Altman will be responsible for re-wiring the circuits and build toward the future, giving this team a..." July 27

  • Report | LeBron not inquiring about players in potential Kyrie trade

    Fanrag Sports "LeBron James is reportedly communicating with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he is not inquiring about any players in a potential Kyrie Irving trade, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. This news comes on the heels of another report by Pablo Torre of ESPN that stated James is absolutely..." July 27

  • Kyrie Irving reportedly ignoring phone calls from Cavs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving apparently has nothing left to discuss with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he informed the team he wants to be traded. In his Thursday column, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic compared Irving’s current situation to what the Cavs went through with LeBron James in 2010. At one point,..." July 27

  • Kyrie Irving ‘Very Badly’ Wants to Become a Knick

    SLAM Online "Among his reported four preferred destinations—San Antonio, New York, Miami and Minnesota—Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving appears to have a clear favorite. According to ESPN’s Pablo Torre, Kyrie “very badly” wants to become a member of the New York Knicks. " July 27

  • The Obvious Kyrie Irving Trade Everyone is Missing

    The Sports Post "Kyrie Irving has popped up in trade rumors with almost every team in the NBA over the past week. He has listed the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves as his preferred destinations. The Phoenix Suns are a popular player in the sweepstakes, either to get Irving..." July 27

  • Chris Bosh: LeBron, Kyrie need to 'work it out'

    TMZ "Chris Bosh has some advice for Kyrie Irving and LeBron James -- "Work it out." Of course, Bosh knows firsthand what it takes to have a successful NBA relationship with James -- the two won 'ships together with the Miami Heat. Plus, they're still good friends." July 27

  • Report: Cavs ‘Starting to Engage’ in Kyrie Irving Trade Talks

    SLAM Online "Kyrie Irving recently demanded a trade from Cleveland, and the Cavs are reportedly “starting to engage” with other NBA teams on a possible swap for the All-Star point guard. The Cavs are said to be upset that Irving’s desire to be moved became public, thereby driving down his trade..." July 27

  • Cavs GM Koby Altman: Animosity between Kyrie Irving, LeBron James 'is overblown'

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert led a news conference Wednesday to introduce new general manager Koby Altman, and most of questions predictably involved point guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly requested a trade earlier this summer. While Gilbert and Altman refused to go into details..." July 26

  • Cavs owner Dan Gilbert expects Kyrie Irving to be with team for training camp

    CBS Sports "During an introductory news conference for new Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman on Wednesday, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was bombarded with questions about point guard Kyrie Irving and his recent reported trade request. While neither Altman nor Gilbert got specifics regarding Irving,..." July 26

  • Melo could be the reason why a Kyrie Irving trade to Knicks appears reportedly 'unlikely'

    CBS Sports "Among Kyrie Irving's preferred trade destinations -- the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks -- the Big Apple might be an unrealistic scenario. According to an ESPN report Wednesday, Irving-to-New York is "unlikely" to happen because Carmelo Anthony remains..." July 26

  • In an Ironic Twist T-Wolves Considering Trading Andrew Wiggins for Kyrie Irving

    Black Sports Online "The first thing LeBron did when he came to Cleveland was made sure Andrew Wiggins was traded for Kevin Love. Hard to say what would have happened if Cavs kept Wiggins, but maybe they will have a chance to test that theory out now." July 26

  • Did Kyrie Irving mock LeBron James with ‘Coming Home’ Snapchat?

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Kyrie Irving trade demand saga is practically going off the rails at this point, with each report and social media musing from relevant parties being parsed, interpreted and analyzed. It has now reached the point, apparently, where a seemingly innocuous Snapchat story from Irving gives rise..." July 26

  • Cavs reportedly wanted to sign Derrick Rose before Kyrie Irving trade request

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports of the Cleveland Cavaliers having interest in Derrick Rose surfaced right around the time Kyrie Irving supposedly met with the team and asked to be traded, but one apparently did not directly impact the other. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs were interested in signing..." July 26

  • LeBron denies reports of malice toward Kyrie Irving

    Fanrag Sports "It has been a weird summer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, coming off their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade away from the team, which leaked out to the public in recent days from an unknown point of origin. Star..." July 26

  • Suns Will Not Include Josh Jackson In Kyrie Irving Offer

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns will not include Josh Jackson in any trade for Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, reports John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 (Twitter link). Ramona Shelburne of ESPN (Twitter link) adds that the team has reassured Jackson of this as well. Phoenix has been rumored to be interested in..." July 26

  • Heat consider themselves a longshot candidate to acquire Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "Despite being one of the teams that quickly emerged as a possible next destination for disgruntled Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the Miami Heat are not keeping their hopes of landing him through a trade this summer very high. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, he believes..." July 25

  • Report: Pacers offered Paul George for Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers think they were close to trading for Paul George, a text message away from completing a three-team trade with the Pacers and Nuggets that would have sent Kevin Love to Denver. But Cleveland could’ve ensured itself George, whom Indiana ultimately dealt to the Thunder. All the Cavs..." July 25

  • Where will Kyrie Irving play next season? Cavs still favorites according to NBA odds

    CBS Sports "The basketball world is still in shambles after the shocking report out of Cleveland that Kyrie Irving wants a trade, with rumors now circling that LeBron James would beat Irving up if he saw him (LeBron later denounced those talks on Twitter). Yet as everyone tries to figure out what kind of..." July 25

  • LeBron James: I Don't Wanna Fight Kyrie Irving, 'Not Facts'

    TMZ "LeBron James is channeling his inner Donald Trump -- calling "fake news" on reports he wants to throw down with his teammate, Kyrie Irving. It's been all over that LeBron is super pissed at Kyrie -- with some reports saying he's so unhappy that Irving wants a trade that, "LeBron James would be..." July 25

  • Kyrie Allegedly Unfollows LeBron After Stephen A. Said LeBron Wanted to Beat Kyrie’s Ass

    Black Sports Online "This is turning to a Love and Hip-Hop style storyline. LeBron tweeted he didn’t plan to beat Kyrie’s ass, but it appears Kyrie might have taken it to heart, because he unfollowed him on Instagram according to Bleacher Report. " July 25

  • Suns might be able to acquire Irving for Eric Bledsoe, Josh Jackson

    ABC 15 "On Friday, we learned star point guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hours later, we learned the Phoenix Suns could be part of a three-team deal involving Irving, but with the four-time All-Star ultimately being dealt to the New York Knicks. But could the Suns..." July 25

  • LeBron 'Tempted to Beat' Kyrie's 'Ass,' Says Stephen A. Smith

    Bleacher Report "The relationship between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving continues to devolve, according to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Speaking on his podcast Monday, Smith quoted sources in James' camp about how bad things have gotten. "If Kyrie Irving was in front of LeBron James right now, LeBron James would..." July 25

  • Report: Cavaliers prioritizing youth in Kyrie Irving trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the wake of Kyrie Irving‘s trade request, the Cavaliers have three fundamental options: Trade Irving for immediate help to continue a championship chase around LeBron James Trade Irving for younger players and/or draft picks to kick start a rebuild in case LeBron leaves next summer Don’t..." July 25

  • Report: Cavs believe a Kyrie Irving trade is almost inevitable

    Cavs Nation "According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the feeling around the organization is that a trade for the 25-year-old appears to be an inevitable conclusion. Irving has made it quite clear to the Cavaliers that he has settled on this mindset that has been brewing for quite some time, and it may only grow..." July 24

  • Silver: Irving-Cavaliers drama not what NBA wants

    CBS Sports "The NBA world was stunned Friday afternoon with news that Kyrie Irving had requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, after a weekend to take in the news, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has weighed in, saying "I feel bad for whatever is going on in Cleveland," during an interview with..." July 24

  • Richard Jefferson: Kyrie Irving has had ‘a much tougher time’ with Cavs than realized

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson weighed in on Kyrie Irving’s trade request with unusual candor upon hearing it. Jefferson actually learned of the trade request while recording an episode of his Road Trippin’ podcast, and was quite honest in his assessment, including a look at why..." July 24

  • David Griffin reportedly had been working to improve Kyrie Irving situation

    Yardbarker "Cleveland apparently fell victim to something of a domino effect this summer. Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst of ESPN report on Sunday that former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin had “several conversations” with Kyrie Irving throughout the last year in an attempt to..." July 24

  • Cavaliers, confident in a big return, acting as if Kyrie Irving trade is inevitable

    CBS Sports "When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers, the club hoped the relationship could be repaired. It did not appear the Cavs were opposed to trading Irving because they reportedly had floated his name in talks. But they weren't going to rush into anything because Irving still has two..." July 24

  • Which massive Kyrie Irving trade will actually happen?

    ESPN "The Cavaliers are projecting confidence they can snare a king's ransom for Kyrie Irving, and more than that, they are acting -- for now -- as if a trade is almost inevitable, and that there is little chance of salvaging their relationship with him, according to several sources familiar with the..." July 24

  • Damian Lillard: NBA Players Respect Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request

    SLAM Online "According to Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving‘s shocking trade request is something “everybody across the league respects.” Lillard qualifies that “of course” he’d want to play with LeBron James and go to the NBA Finals every year, but that he understands Kyrie wanting to take a different..." July 24

  • Kyrie Irving’s top choice for trade is Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving, in requesting a trade, reportedly gave the Cavaliers a list of preferred destinations – Knicks, Heat, Spurs and Timberwolves. But those teams aren’t all equal to Irving. Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog: One league source told ZAGSBLOG that the Knicks were not Irving’s preferred..." July 24

  • Kobe Bryant Comments on Comparisons to Kyrie Irving Amid Cavaliers Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant seemed to scoff at the idea that he might be influencing Kyrie Irving amid reports that Irving has demanded a trade away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former NBA star tweeted: " July 24

  • Kings have no interest in De'Aaron Fox-for-Kyrie Irving swap

    CSN Bay Area "The rumor mill never takes a day off. De’Aaron Fox and his Sacramento teammates were hit with a new round of speculation Sunday morning when a report broke out of Cleveland regarding the Kings interest in All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. According to Sam Amico, the Kings are expected to offer..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving upset he was included in George, Butler trade talks

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving's request to be traded seemingly came out of nowhere, but his unhappiness with the Cavaliers had apparently been building for some time. According to Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Irving was upset with the Cavs when he heard that he was included in..." July 23

  • Did Cavaliers dropping David Griffin lead to Kyrie Irving’s trade request?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he had the NBA’s hardest coaching job. Following that thinking, former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin might have had the most difficult front-office job. Not only did he face the same championship-or-bust pressure and oversee the same players (and their..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving unhappy with LeBron James’ style of play

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to explore the possibility of trading him, and not wanting to play with LeBron James appears to be his motivation for the request. Some of that likely has to do with LeBron stealing the spotlight, but apparently Irving isn’t thrilled with the way..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving's Camp Believes LeBron James Leaked Trade

    Complex "Kyrie Irving's desire to get out of Cleveland could have a dramatic impact on the future of the Cavaliers, particularly because they're in an impossible spot with regards to the trade market. A max-level player in the prime of his career is insanely valuable, but few teams are looking to make..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder & the Nets #1 Pick in 2018?

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and the first thing everyone needs to remember is that in today’s NBA, teams never get fair value when their star wants out of town. The most recent examples include: Boogie Cousins in Sacramento. Paul George in Indiana. I’ve got Irving as the 14th..." July 23

  • LeBron James seems to respond to Kyrie Irving’s trade request

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James remained silent on Friday following reports surfacing that teammate Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The request in and of itself seemingly stems from Irving no longer wanting to play second fiddle to James. On Saturday, James himself took to Snapchat as..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving requested trade in June, wanted to join Bulls

    Yardbarker "Until the Cleveland Cavaliers either trade him or Kyrie Irving drops his request to be dealt, there’s going to be a ton of drama in Ohio. That much was made real on Friday after a stunning report came out that Irving demanded a trade. More than anything, it seems Irving simply doesn’t want to..." July 23

  • Details of 3-team trade between Cavs, Knicks and Suns discussed

    Cavs Nation "The moment news broke that fan favorite Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him, rumors on potential trades involving Irving started to circulate. One name that kept popping up in the rumor mill was Carmelo Anthony, the All-Star forward of the New York Knicks. However, a..." July 22

  • Knicks have best odds at landing Kyrie Irving, per bookmaker

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving is becoming the main story of this offseason. The All-Star guard reportedly asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him. This request was apparently made because Irving does not want to be a second fiddle anymore, and wants to be the focal point of a franchise. After the original..." July 22

  • Marcus Morris after Kyrie Irving trade request: Just don’ go to Golden State

    Boston "On Friday, Kyrie Irving rocked the NBA when ESPN revealed that the Cavaliers guard requested to be traded in a recent meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. The 25-year-old reportedly gave Cleveland a quartet of preferable destinations: New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Minnesota. In case..." July 22

  • Breaking down Kyrie Irving’s four preferred trade destinations

    Sportsnet "Kyrie Irving is ready to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and the bonafide scorer already has an idea of where he’d like to play next. While the Cavaliers are free to trade Irving to wherever they please, the four-time all-star and former NBA Champion has listed the New York Knicks, Miami Heat,..." July 22

  • Kyrie Irving reportedly considered requesting trade after Cavs won title

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving’s discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers had apparently been festering for even longer than we had thought. In his original report about Irving asking out of Cleveland, Brian Windhorst of ESPN also reveals the All-Star guard considered asking for a trade from the Cavs after they..." July 22

  • Cavaliers had Kyrie Irving trade ‘on the table’ before NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving has reportedly told the Cleveland Cavaliers that he wants to be traded. If he had done so earlier, the trade might have already happened. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com speculated that Irving might have helped the Cavs acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler, who have since been..." July 22

  • Kyrie Irving Once Told a Bunch of Kids He Wouldn't Leave Cleveland Like LeBron Did

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade because he doesn’t want to play alongside LeBron James anymore and wants to go somewhere he can be the focal point of the offense. Apparently taking more shots than the best player on [flat] Earth just isn’t enough. While that alone is a..." July 22

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