HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors

April 7, 2014 Updates

Would you trade the No. 1 pick for Kyrie Irving? The No. 3? The No. 5? After all, here’s a potential all-league point guard and MVP of the past All-Star game. Can you be guaranteed that with one of these draft picks? Of course, the question is with whom Irving would re-sign. Some team executives have said privately they believe Irving will re-sign with the Cavs to get the financial security. And given he’s only 22, he can be a free agent when he’s 26 or 27. But he could also let the Cavs know he won’t re-sign. Not that the Cavs have been so great in the draft, but perhaps a top pick in this draft and a player would have to be appealing. NBA.com

April 5, 2014 Updates

Kyrie Irving: Sick to my stomach with all these rumors and accusations. Can I play without media guessing at my life and putting B.S out for headlines. It brings nothing but negativity to the team and portraying me as something I'm not. I don't want or need the attention, so it can stop now. Twitter

April 4, 2014 Updates

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

April 1, 2014 Updates

Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to return to practice after missing eight games with a biceps injury. Irving strained his left biceps on March 16 against the Clippers. He can resume full contact immediately, but the Cavs said his status for important games this week at Orlando and Atlanta has not been determined. Cleveland is 4-4 since its leading scorer was injured. USA Today Sports

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March 26, 2014 Updates

Kyrie Irving stood on the far side of the court launching jump shots long after the Cavaliers shootaround ended on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. The All-Star point guard, still a week away from having his strained left biceps re-examined, spent most of the session riding an exercise bike but did some court work and running after most of his teammates departed. Though it looked like progress, Brown cautioned observers not to read too much into it. Basically, the right-handed Irving is improving because he has had some time to heal since suffering the injury against the Clippers on March 16 in Los Angeles. "He's getting closer but he's not playing tonight,'' Brown said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 19, 2014 Updates

This December, another fan told current Cavs star Kyrie Irving not to leave town. And just two weeks ago, another fan approached Kyrie before getting taken down by security. Apparently the crew is getting better at stopping fans before anything too dangerous can happen. They're getting so good, in fact, that the latest planned court-storming was stopped before it could even start. At around 7:55 local time, a fan sitting courtside tweeted that he would go on the court if he received 1000 retweets. He even added photos to prove it. Yahoo! Sports

March 18, 2014 Updates

So it was on the night of the 2011 lottery, when former Timberwolves general manager David Kahn bristled at the sight of the Cavs' winning the No. 1 pick (and Duke's Kyrie Irving). "This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit," Kahn told reporters, "of producing some pretty incredible storylines." Then he pointed to how, the year before, the widow of late Wizards owner Abe Pollin had curiously shown up on the night Washington won No. 1 (and Kentucky's John Wall). And how, on this night, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert had his 14-year-old son, Nick, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, by his side. When he saw Gilbert's son, Kahn concluded, "we were done." Kahn later swore that he was joking, but it was too late: A familiar public message had been sent. The soap opera had started anew. "There have been so many instances of what I would call, as a lawyer, 'the equity of the situation working itself out,'" Falk tells me, referring to how often ostensibly ideal outcomes become actual ones. "And if you hooked owners up to a lie detector, they would admit to thinking that too." ESPN.com

March 17, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers are awaiting a medical update on All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. The team's leading scorer injured his left biceps in the first half of Sunday night's 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving missed five shots in 10 minutes before getting hurt and did not return. Irving left Staples Center with his arm in a sling. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI, but the Cavs have not disclosed when the test will take place. The team is not practicing Monday. USA Today Sports

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: Sources tell Plain Dealer Kyrie Irving's left biceps injury could be bad enough to end season. MRI on Monday in Cleveland Twitter @PDcavsinsider

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