It's possible that Irving merely hinted at a trade last month, and then formally asked for one on Friday, and it's also possible the Cavaliers just didn't take him seriously when he initially made the request before the NBA Draft. They have reached three straight NBA Finals, but LeBron James could leave in a year, the offseason hasn't gone (at all) perfectly, and now Kyrie Irving has reportedly - and shockingly - requested a trade.
"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", his agent Jeff Wechsler told ESPN.
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We'll see in the next few days whether or not a serious contender emerges, but if you're a fan of one of those teams it's going to be hard not to get excited.
Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers puts pressure on Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on February 25, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The San Antonio Spurs are the point guard's preferred team, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Other possibilities: the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told ESPN.
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As the Knicks search for ways to ship Carmelo Anthony to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Houston Rockets, an attractive possibility has emerged. Now, just to flip the script once again, it seems that since point guard Kyrie Irving may be on the market, the Knicks are reportedly interested in re-opening conversations with the Cavaliers. So the thought of Carmelo Anthony's tenure in NY ending with the arrival of Kyrie Irving seemed unheard of. until now. Butler remains under contract for two more seasons in Minnesota. Irving averaged a career-high 25.2 points and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 40.1 percent from 3-point range last season. NY has been looking to deal Anthony for quite some time and the 33-year-old is good friends with James.
As for Irving to the Knicks, it makes sense.
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Arnautovic scored 26 goals during four seasons at Stoke after joining the club from German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in 2013. Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic is also on his way to the London Stadium for a fee of £24 million.