Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Le Bron James and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade talk following an NBA basketball game in Miami. James has thought about the possibility of playing the Miami Heat _ his former team and

Free-agent Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in "serious talks" about a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star's demands. He then was traded to the New York Knicks in 2016. There could be bad blood between Cleveland and Irving, especially given the turmoil this creates on the roster one year before LeBron James once again hits free agency.

In an interview with SI this week, Irving said the Cavs were in a "peculiar place" at the moment.

Kyrie Irving would like to be more of a focal point on a team, but not with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James' representatives told the Cavs to handle Irving's request in the best interest of the team.


Behind the efforts of James, Irving and Kevin Love, the Cavs have been to three consecutive Finals, losing to the Warriors in June and also in 2015.

The Cavs already have four-time All-Star Kyrie Irving at point guard. Well, according to one report it's possible.

"Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs leadership where we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team", Jeff Wechsler told Wojnarowski. Regardless of those solid numbers, the unreliable Rose was not the answer to New York's point guard woes. But obviously there are some things I'm pretty sure our organization wants to do, and we'll go from there.

With three years and $60 million remaining on his contract, Irving comes at a bargain price in today's National Basketball Association marketplace, but his talents are such that you'd imagine there would be a long lineup of teams waiting to land the 25-year-old regardless of the cost.

The Lakers envision him helping the team's outside shooting after averaging a career-high 6.8 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from 3-point range last season with Golden State.

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