HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors

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The Cavs are making noises that they aren’t going to offer Kyrie Irving “max money’’ this summer via a long-term extension. They don’t want to deal the 2014 All-Star Game MVP, but it could come to that, especially if the West Orange product and his family continue to tell people that he wants out. Irving hasn’t been a leader in his first three seasons and he’s also gained the unwelcomed reputation as a locker-room problem. Those are two reasons the Cavs don’t see him as a max player. New York Daily News

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Cleveland also wants to be in the mix. They have the ninth best odds, but they also have a roster of young players. And if they could put together something with all those picks and young players and keep Kyrie Irving, then with Love and Irving that would look like a nice destination for the return of LeBron James, especially given the vulnerabilities that are becoming apparent with the Heat. NBA.com

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Ryan Wolstat: Exum was a little stunned by all of the attention. No doubt in his mind what he is: "I'm a point guard." has received some advice from Kyrie Twitter @WolstatSun

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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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Still, there are questions about the future and especially about Irving, who is expected to be offered a maximum contract extension this summer. Irving has been noncommittal about whether he'll accept it, and following Friday's loss, Irving posted a quote on Twitter that he left open for interpretation. Irving tweeted, "'Jump over the fence...no regrets.'" He was asked what it meant. "I'm going to let you dissect that," he said. "I'm just going to let you dissect that. Whatever you want to think about that." Alliance Review

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Kyrie Irving strongly supported Derrick Gordon on Wednesday, Irving’s former teammate and the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball. “I’m proud of him,” Irving said. “It’s a big step, not only in his life but in his career to get the weight of the world off his shoulders.” Irving spoke to Gordon on Tuesday, but had no idea he is gay or that he was planning an announcement. Irving said he learned it watching television like everyone else. Akron Beacon Journal

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