After talks of the Cleveland Cavaliers not wanting to opt to sign two-time All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to a max extension this summer, according to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News. It appears to be a bunch of bull talk at this point – that is, expecting the Cavs to deal him because of what those close to Irving have said about the Cleveland star wanting out and rumors of the 21-year old being a locker room problem. The Cavs will soon face the problem of choosing which players to sign to max contracts (i.e. Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters, the 2014 first pick). They’re preparing for the future and weighing the costs so they don’t find themselves in the same place like when LeBron left. It’s not a story that Irving not being offered a max contract means the Cavs want to trade him.
Well, it’s not really breaking news that the Cleveland front office listened to calls about Irving from teams who are trying to deal a superstar like the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavs are going to be all ears to any deal that comes their way. Why not? It’s part of the business of basketball. Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio broke the news on Saturday:
#Cavs have fielded a couple calls about Kyrie Irving, league sources say. Given talk of max extensions, not surprising teams willing to ask.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) May 31, 2014
This really has no effect on Irving’s long-term future with the team, except the max extension part. Kyrie is still in his rookie contract, which means that the team wouldn’t get anywhere near talent-wise in return for dealing the fourth-year starter. Make sure to check back in with Right Down Euclid for more news concerning the draft, free agency and contractual news.