HoopsHype Kyrie Irving + Trade rumors

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Cleveland was eager to build with Love and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and hoped that the pairing could've become an incentive for LeBron James to seriously consider a return to the Cavaliers in free agency, sources said. Through Love's agent, Jeff Schwartz, Cleveland was warned that Love would opt out of his contract in 2015 and never consider the Cavaliers' offer of a long-term maximum contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

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I know it sounds ridiculous, but I think the Cavs have to at least explore the idea of trading Irving this summer. His sometimes pouty attitude has soured enough people, and there are enough people in the organization who question whether or not he’s worth a max deal, that it makes sense to at least explore it. Akron Beacon Journal

After the final buzzer sounded, after Kyrie Irving stuck around to hand out not just one pair of shoes, but several, at Fan Appreciation Night, the Cavaliers point guard at long last addressed the fact that he can sign a contract extension this summer. And he came the closest he has to announcing that he would like to remain in Cleveland. "I've been a part of this and I want to continue to be a part of this," he said. "We're making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization. I want to be part of something special, and I want to be part of something special in Cleveland. "I don't have a definitive answer to that right now, but it'll be something special. I can guarantee that." Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Cavaliers are expected to make a maximum five-year contract extension offer to Irving this summer. "It's a big deal for me and my family if they do offer that. It would be exciting, and I'll make the best decision for me and my family. That's what it's going to boil down to for myself." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Brian Windhorst: And, as far as Kyrie, rumblings and stuff, with LeBron I would have let it go. Well I’m not going to let it go [now]. I’m going to talk about it and here’s the truth: The truth is [Kyrie’s] camp has been putting out there for years – years – that he doesn’t want to be in Cleveland. That they don’t want him in Cleveland. He doesn’t like Mike Brown. He didn’t like Chris Grant. He doesn’t like Dion Waiters. He’s already gotten a General Manager fired. He might get Mike Brown fired. This is the last time – once he signs he loses all of his leverage – so this is the last time he gets to enact leverage. I know he’s said all the right things so, fine, on July 1, when they offer a max contract – which they will – and I don’t even know if he’s a max player, but you have to sign him – sign a five year, no out. That’s what a max contract is. A max contract is five years, no out. If you want out or you want three years, that’s not a max contract. You want three years? Okay, we’ll give you $12 million a year. We’re not giving you the full thing. ESPN.com

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The Cavs would never consider trading the two-time All-Star. Circumstances, obviously, could change this summer if he turns down a maximum extension with the Cavs. But we’ll worry about that when we get there. If you want to ruffle Griffin’s feathers, just ask if Irving is untouchable. “As a franchise, it is my philosophy that absolutely no one is untouchable in any area,” Griffin said. “Why would you ever do that? It doesn’t make any sense to me. “That doesn’t mean anybody’s ever going to go away, either, because untouchable and tradable are different things. I don’t want to get into semantics, but untouchable is a ridiculous word.” News-Herald

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Q: Should the Bobcats make a trade for Kyrie? I know 1st round picks would have to go and maybe Kemba. Would it be worth it? Steve Kyler: I have been told there is no scenario outside of getting LeBron back that the Cavs would consider trading Kyrie Irving… so nothing else really to say. The Bobcats don’t have the pieces to even get a conversation going. Basketball Insiders

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Kyrie Irving lay on his stomach, headphones on, watching tape before the Cavaliers' game against the New York Knicks on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. He declined to talk to reporters, so he did not address a report by ESPN.com's Chad Ford that he was telling people privately he wanted out of Cleveland. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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