Gotta Go, Bro

By TaronzaPelham
Jul. 24, 2017

It seems that Kyrie Irving has declared his intentions on wanting to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers. To me, I thought Kyrie was in the optimal position with Cleveland. When Cleveland loses, the blame never really falls on him, as everybody is quick to say what LeBron James could have done to lead the Cavs to victory. When Cleveland wins, then a lot of praise seems to go Kyrie's way. I have always thought Kyrie to be overrated somewhat. To be honest, I think he is the best ballhandler in the game as well as maybe the best finisher around the rim in the NBA. But I think that's it for things he does well. He is never going to be a point guard to make his team better as far as playmaking goes and he is not a good defender. So the question is, why is Kyrie asking out right now? Maybe Kyrie feels LeBron is leaving Cleveland and he doesn't want to be the leader of a team that doesn't have the King. Maybe Kyrie has just had enough of playing second fiddle and needs a clean slate somewhere else. The teams that have been mentioned as destinations Kyrie would like to go to are the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. All of these teams provide intriguing scenarios for Kyrie. The question regarding Kyrie's trade demands is how the new front office of the Cavs will handle this. A superstar player wanting to be traded is the worst thing to happen for a new GM to have to deal with. If Kyrie isn't traded then how will that play out for this upcoming season, especially with LeBron's impending free agency. This will be interesting to see how this plays out between now and the beginning of the season and moving forward.

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