HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors

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How would Irving describe his relationship with Waiters? "Honestly, off the court and on the court, we're the best of friends,'' he said. "So when we come on the court, we're just going to play basketball like we've been doing the past few games and our focus is on winning right now.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dion Waiters: "Yeah, we still need to learn certain things. But I think at the end of the day, we're genuinely friends. I love him as a friend, teammate, everything. I just want everybody to know that. I don't hate this guy. I'm pretty sure he don't hate me. I know he don't hate me. I hope he don't hate me. Rome wasn't built in one day. We're still young. We're still planning to stay together. We're still working. As long as we've got great communication down, it's fine.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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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