Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland if LeBron James leaves next summer

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Because Griffin is not in charge anymore, Amico suggested that Irving's future in Cleveland is uncertain.

Furthermore, the Chicago Sun Times reported earlier this week that Irving had allegedly reached out to some of his friends from Team USA to tell them he could be willing to force a trade out of Cleveland.

LeBron James and the Cavs lost the arms race.

Although Cleveland has been the frontrunner out of the Eastern Conference with three straight bids to the NBA Finals and essentially the only hurdle standing in the way of the Golden State Warriors, things became tricky on Monday when the Cavaliers announced they would not renew the contract of general manager David Griffin. There has been talk of Lakers planning a super team headed by James and Paul George after getting rid of Timofey Mozgov and Brook Lopez's contract set to expire. After Cavs chairman Dan Gilbert made the announcement Tuesday, James posted to Twitter: "If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland!"

All of this is something the Cavaliers do not want to deal with, especially following a tough defeat in the 2017 NBA Finals. Butler has a Player Option worth US$19.8 million (AU$25.9 million) ahead of the 2019-20 season.

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Here's an example from 2014 and another from 2017 , just to prove that this has been happening for a long time. Dunn and/or Markkanen must become impact players or this trade will be one of the worst of the decade.

According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, there is a growing belief that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving would ask for a trade if James were to depart next summer. Currently, the Lakers are working on a trade with the Indiana Pacers for George.

Over his first six years with the Bulls, Butler averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 399 regular-season games.

That's a stark contrast to frequent reports throughout the season, which stated Butler had ensured the Bulls' front office he wanted to stay in the Windy City.

Through back channels, Chicago would be one of the places that Irving would be interested to play.

Both players are on their way out of Los Angeles and heading to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Yahoo! Could all of that be enough to have the Cavs' All-Star point guard in search of a new franchise to seek titles with?

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