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Kyrie Irving Looking For A Way Out Of Cleveland

Offers a list of teams he’d like but he has no control over where he ends up.

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2017 NBA Finals - Game Five
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a shot against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. 
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Kyrie Irving’s time in Cleveland, if it’s not over, is at least strained: word came out Friday that Irving had asked Cleveland to trade him, apparently because he wants to be a franchise guy and no longer wants to be in the shadow of teammate LeBron James.

This has not gone over well in Cleveland. Check out the responses:

Everyone has their own priorities and none of us are in position to know what he’s dealing with. Still, it’s hard to imagine walking away from potential championships.

Then again, if James is looking around, you could look at this one or two ways: first, that Cleveland is about to enter into a potentially epic meltdown, and second, that if he sticks around he would be the franchise guy.

Or he could move on to another team. For anyone from New York or New Jersey, the Knicks are likely to have a strong lure. And yes, they’re on Kyrie’s list.

Unfortunately for Irving, he has no control over where he might be traded.

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