Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kyrie Irving wants to be a complete point guard with Boston Celtics, excited to ditch isolation scoring role

    Mass Live "Kyrie Irving's First Take appearance Monday morning vacillated from uncomfortable to enlightening, offering a new perspective on his shocking trade request this summer but still falling short of full disclosure. Irving offered some details about what pushed him away from the Cleveland..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving: Cavaliers Didn’t Provide a ‘Truthful Environment’

    SLAM Online "Kyrie Irving believes that he wasn’t provided a “truthful environment” as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In an interview on ESPN’s First Take, Kyrie said the Celtics put “things into perspective for what they really are… and I wasn’t getting that [in Cleveland].” Starting at 3:58. By..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving Didn't Tell LeBron James He Wanted To Leave Cleveland, Doesn't Care Now

    SI "Kyrie Irving does not care that he didn't tell LeBron James that he wanted out of Cleveland before talking to the Cavaliers front office about a potential trade, he told ESP's First Take on Monday morning. Irving, who was traded to the Boston Celtics last month, reportedly blindsided James when..." September 18

  • Celtics betting on Kyrie Irving — just as they did with Isaiah Thomas

    Boston Globe "Kyrie Irving has a tough act to follow. His predecessor on the parquet, Isaiah Thomas, was beloved here. He immersed himself in Boston’s feverish sports culture and endeared himself to Celtics fans with his confidence, clutch play, and humanity. Thomas and Celtics fans enjoyed a mutual admiration..." September 12

  • Details on Kyrie via IG Trying to Get Back With Ex-GF Kehlani Who Cheated on Him With PND

    Black Sports Online "I really like Kehlani’s music. That has nothing to do with the story, but I just wanted to point that out. Kyrie is taking this fresh start really seriously. For those not aware, Kyrie and Kehlani use to date, until she cheated on him with singer Party Next Door, who made sure the whole..." September 03

  • Kyrie finally addressed his relationship with LeBron

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving called playing for three years with LeBron James on the Cavs "awesome," and told Boston reporters Friday that "I'd be telling you guys a lie if I didn't tell you how much I learned from that guy. "The perfection of the craft comes in a variety of forms, and you watch and you ask a..." September 01

  • Kyrie Irving said to be 'ecstatic' about trade

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving is said to be thrilled about joining his new team in Boston. After being held up for over a week, the Celtics-Cavs trade involving Irving and Isaiah Thomas finally went through. Cleveland was able to squeeze a 2020 second-round pick out of Boston in addition to the previously..." August 31

  • Cavs add 2nd-round pick from Celtics to complete Irving-Thomas trade

    ESPN "With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade. The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers' desire for a first-round..." August 31

  • Celtics, Cavs planning to speak Saturday on status of Isaiah-Kyrie trade

    ESPN "In the aftermath of issues resulting from Isaiah Thomas' physical examination on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are planning a telephone call for Saturday to discuss the status of the teams' blockbuster trade, league sources told ESPN. The proposed deal sending Cleveland's..." August 26

  • Isaiah Thomas' Hip Injury Reportedly Could Void Kyrie Irving Trade to Celtics

    Hoops Rumors "Following the results of Isaiah Thomas‘ physical, the Cavaliers are “weighing their options” with completion of the Kyrie Irving trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Earlier this week, the Cavs and Celtics agreed to swap Irving for a package involving Thomas, despite the fact that the C’s..." August 26

  • Kyrie Irving leaves $1,668,172-$5,845,172 on the table by waiving trade kicker

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving wanted a trade from the Cavaliers. He put his money where his mouth is to facilitate a deal to the Celtics. Irving’s trade bonus could have been worth 15% of his remaining salary before a 2019 player option – up to $5,845,172. But that amount would have rendered the trade –..." August 25

  • Durant: Irving 'showed a lot of courage' forcing trade from Cavs

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant said he knows exactly why Kyrie Irving wanted to leave LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The four-time All-Star point guard was dealt to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft Tuesday evening. Durant,..." August 25

  • Cleveland gets $5.8 million trade exception in Kyrie Irving trade

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have put forth a major move by trading away All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster move that netted them a package headlined by fellow All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the trade also helped them..." August 24

  • Bucks were ‘close’ to trading for Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics wound up the big winners of the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes, but other potential suitors for his services didn’t finish far from the race, while others had no chance at all. The Phoenix Suns were rumored to be one of the teams interested in the 25-year-old All-Star, but..." August 24

  • Anonymous Cavs player hoped Kyrie Irving would get chance to lead team

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Kyrie Irving’s now-former Cleveland Cavaliers teammates has an interesting take on his departure from the team. A Wednesday feature by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin quoted an unnamed Cavs player’s thoughts on the mega-trade that sent Irving to the Boston Celtics. “I was hoping Ky was going to..." August 24

  • NBA 2K to eventually release Celtics version of Irving cover

    Forbes.com "For the first time in NBA 2K's 19-year history, it's chosen cover athlete was traded after he was revealed, yet before the game actually released. Kyrie Irving was sent to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round pick on Tuesday, and thus the cover below..." August 24

  • Kyrie Irving trade throws wrench into 'NBA 2K18' cover plans

    Sporting News "What some may see as a cover curse for the "NBA 2K" franchise — afflicting the respective franchises represented rather than the players themselves — struck quickly for "NBA 2K18" with a trade between the Cavs and Celtics which sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. Irving appears on the standard edition of..." August 23

  • Ainge: Irving's 'best years are ahead of him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Celtics president Danny Ainge said Boston thinks Kyrie Irving's "best years are ahead of him." "Kyrie is one of the best scorers in the NBA," Ainge said in the Celtics' news release to announce the blockbuster trade in which the Cavs sent Irving to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante..." August 23

  • Irving told Cavs he was unwilling to report to training camp

    ESPN "If Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals turns out to be Kyrie Irving's last game in the city of Cleveland playing for the Cavaliers -- after LeBron James' return, you can't really rule anything out, after all -- it will be a tantalizing reminder of just what the Cleveland Cavaliers said goodbye to when..." August 23

  • Here’s The New Number Kyrie Irving Will Wear With Celtics After Trade

    NESN "The Boston Celtics will look a whole lot different this fall. The Celtics already had enjoyed a big summer before they struck a massive blockbuster trade Tuesday, acquiring All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and..." August 23

  • Cavaliers nearing blockbuster deal with Celtics for Kyrie Irving

    New York Post "The Kyrie Irving soap opera that’s consumed this NBA offseason could have a dramatic finish, after all. The Cavaliers are in the middle of active trade talks with the Celtics about a deal that would include Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas as the centerpieces, The Vertical reported..." August 22

  • Cavaliers reach agreement to trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas

    Sportsnet "The Cleveland Cavaliers have an agreement in place to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for a package that includes Isaiah Thomas, according to multiple reports. Boston will also send Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland in the deal. Irving..." August 22

  • Kyrie Irving Allegedly Made His Trade Request Because He Thought LeBron Wanted Him Out

    Uproxx "The latest news out of the NBA’s greatest soap opera, known better as the Cleveland Cavaliers, is fans have begun their push to show LeBron James they love him with “Stay Home” shirts and hats. James’ impending free agency in the summer of 2018 has fans and the organization concerned that the King..." August 20

  • Irving to Spurs: Far-fetched but here are some fantasy scenarios

    San Antonio Express-News "Let’s get this straight, right from the top. Kyrie Irving is probably going to be traded between now and the start of the NBA season. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has made his unhappiness known, and Cavaliers kingpin LeBron James has made his unhappiness with Irving’s unhappiness known,..." August 20

  • Kyrie Irving Knows You'll Make Fun of Him for Shaving His Beard

    Complex "Kyrie Irving is known for a few things at this point: wanting to get the hell off of the Cavs, feuding with LeBron James, and believing that he would fall off the edge of the planet if he sailed far enough. But one other thing that has always gotten him attention is his beard. Until now. Irving..." August 19

  • Kevin Durant calls Cavs situation 'just a regular NBA problem'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant isn't surprised by the developments of Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland, and out of the shadows of LeBron James. Trade requests occur routinely behind the scenes without anyone knowing, Durant said. "It's just a regular NBA problem, right? A..." August 18

  • Dahntay Jones: LeBron-Kyrie beef is 'overblown'

    SLAM Online "While it might seem like LeBron James and Kyrie Irving‘s relationship is damaged beyond repair, but their former teammate Dahntay Jones thinks otherwise. While on SirusXM NBA Radio, Jones said just “a small conversation” could set things right between the Cavs’ two superstars. “I think those..." August 18

  • Kyrie Irving and LeBron James didn’t meet in Miami

    Pro Basketball Talk "Another day, another disputed rumor involving LeBron James. This time it’s one about him meeting with Kyrie Irving in Miami. Stephen A. Smith on ESPN: I just got off the phone with folks about an hour ago. They said LeBron James and Kyrie Irving never met at all. They were both in the..." August 17

  • LeBron, Kyrie were cordial during Miami encounter

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were reportedly cordial during an encounter in Miami over the weekend. Much has been made in recent weeks of the alleged frosty relationship between Irving and James. Irving has reportedly grown tired of playing alongside the four-time MVP. James was reportedly not..." August 17

  • Knicks not interested in trading Porzingis for Irving

    Newsday "The Knicks don’t appear interested in trading Kristaps Porzingis, including a possible deal for Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, according to a league source. ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Cavaliers may be preparing for a future without LeBron James and have Porzingis as a..." August 16

  • Joakim Noah May Be Holding Up A Potential Kristaps Porzingis For Kyrie Irving Deal

    Uproxx "Adrian Wojnarowski dropped an interesting nugget on Tuesday morning in a story about how the Cavaliers are approaching a potential Kyrie Irving trade. Basically, Cleveland has shifted their focus from veteran help to getting back a young superstar in exchange for Irving, partly because they’re..." August 16

  • Kyrie Irving, Spurs Have Mutual Interest

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs would be a viable trade partner for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Kyrie Irving if LeBron James was committed to the franchise long-term. The Spurs have interest in Irving while he would be willing to commit to signing with the franchise long-term." August 15

  • Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Untouchable’ in Kyrie Irving Trade

    SLAM Online "The Miwaukee Bucks have reportedly entered the Kyrie Irving trade sweepstakes, but to no one’s surprise, Giannis Antetokounmpo is strictly off-limits. The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding multiple offers for their All-Star point guard, but have yet to find a deal that makes sense. The Cavs..." August 15

  • NBA execs waiting for Knicks to crack on Porzingis-Irving talks

    New York Post "The Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors didn’t leave with Phil Jackson. Around the NBA, there are questions about how long the Knicks will refuse dealing their 7-foot-3 rising star, with Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving on the market and the Cavaliers reportedly zeroing in on Porzingis as a target. The..." August 15

  • Raptors contacted Cavaliers about Kyrie Irving

    Sportsnaut "Despite signing All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry to a lucrative three-year contract this summer, the Toronto Raptors are potentially looking to add another star to the mix. General manager Bobby Webster just recently indicated that the team has talked to the Cleveland Cavaliers about trading for..." August 15

  • Porzingis is Cavs' primary target in Kyrie Irving trade talks

    CBS Sports "Kristaps Porzingis and Kyrie Irving could be on new teams next season if the Cavaliers were to pull off a stunning trade. Irving has requested a trade from the Cavs and one team on his preferred-destinations list is the Knicks. It's no secret that Cleveland wants a star in return for Irving and..." August 15

  • Cavs approaching Kyrie Irving talks with assumption LeBron is leaving

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet received a verbal commitment from LeBron James that he will re-sign with them after he opts out of his contract next summer, and they are planning their future accordingly. With Kyrie Irving still wanting to be traded, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that..." August 15

  • David Robinson Says Spurs Would Be 'Crazy' Not to Want to Trade for Kyrie Irving

    Bleacher Report "NBA Hall of Famer and former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson said in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio that his former team would be "crazy not to want a talented guy" like Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly put the Spurs on his list of teams to be traded to this..." August 14

  • Kyrie Wants to Be Traded to Clippers; Here Are The Obstacles Involved With That

    Black Sports Online "Kyrie Irving still wants a trade, but it’s been crickets so far. While LeBron has been subtweeting and rapping along to Meek Mill, Kyrie appears to be fantasizing about trade destinations. According to an appearance by Peter Vecsey on the HoopsHype podcast, Kyrie wants the Clippers...." August 12

  • Listen up, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters says there's already an alpha male in Miami

    SLAM Online "Heat guard Dion Waiters recently weighed in on the possibility of Kyrie Irving leaving the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. In an interview with HipHopSince1987, Waiters said that Kyrie “would help” the Heat, but added, “Just know there’s an alpha male over there too in myself.” “It would help...." August 11

  • Irving went consecutive days during playoffs without talking to Cavs teammates

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving‘s trade request, to a borrow a word from him, is peculiar. The second-best player on the NBA’s second-best team requesting a trade? That’s so far outside the norm. So, there has been plenty of energy devoted to trying to understand Irving’s disconnect with the..." August 10

  • Barkley: Kyrie Irving Wanting His Own Team is ‘So Stupid’

    SLAM Online "Add Charles Barkley to the growing list of players who disagree with Kyrie Irving‘s request for a trade. During an interview on NBA TV, Barkley said he doesn’t understand why Kyrie would want to be “the man” when he can win now with LeBron James and the Cavaliers (starting at 2:21). “There’s..." August 09

  • Ex-Cavs GM Griffin on Kyrie Irving: Not many have the 'courage' to request a trade

    CBS Sports "David Griffin played a crucial role in building the Cavaliers into a championship contender. He inherited Kyrie Irving from a previous general manager and then he added Kevin Love while signing LeBron James. From that point he built a team around those three that could perennially compete for a..." August 07

  • Kyrie Irving, and the almost impossible balance NBA GMs are trying to strike

    CBS Sports "In the NBA, or any professional sports league, there are three basic types of teams: Those trying to win now, those trying to rebuild for the future and those trying to do a little of both. The general manager of a team in the latter group has one hell of a tough job on his hands. It's not to..." August 07

  • Kyrie Irving Already Clashing With New Teammates

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving went home to New Jersey recently to play some pick-up basketball with a new set of teammates that did not include LeBron James. Being an NBA player, Kyrie presumably got to be the focal point of the team, but that doesn’t mean everything was automatically great. Here he is expressing..." August 07

  • Stan Van Gundy says Pistons have spoken with Cavs about Irving

    Larry Brown Sports "Here’s what we know: Kyrie Irving wants to be traded from Cleveland. The 25-year-old point guard is tired of living in LeBron James’ shadow. Irving reportedly gave the Cavaliers a list of four teams that he’d be willing to be dealt to: San Antonio, Miami, Minnesota, and New York. Notice that..." August 06

  • John Wall on Kyrie Irving decision: “I’d want to stay” but nobody knows behind scenes stuff

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It was a major coincidence that on the same day John Wall agreed to terms on a supermax contract that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season, news broke of fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving's discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. One Eastern Conference star was committing..." August 05

  • Kyrie Irving could be dealt to Suns for Eric Bledsoe, Dragan Bender

    Sporting News "We know who the Suns aren't (so) willing to depart with to acquire Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly requested a trade three weeks ago. Now, we know who they might be willing to give up to gain an asset that would immediately give Phoenix one of the best backcourts in the NBA...." August 04

  • Nuggets won’t trade Jamal Murray and Gary Harris for Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers and Nuggets seemingly share a mutual belief, accurate or not, that the Pacers backed out of a three-way trade that would have included Paul George and Kevin Love. Could Cleveland (which is still bitter about the missed opportunity) and Denver (which should be thrilled it signed..." August 03

  • Timberwolves didn’t offer Andrew Wiggins for Kyrie Irving, but Cavaliers want more anyway

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly offered the Cavaliers a trade for Kyrie Irving. What did the proposal include? Apparently not Andrew Wiggins. If the Timberwolves aren’t willing to trade Wiggins – and their max extension offer for him suggest they’re not – I don’t see how they acquire..." August 03

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