NBA Trade: Kyrie Irving Is Back The Trade Block Again; Cavs Owner Might Trade Irving To Make Things Hard For LeBron James
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wants to a different team and might hire a new that GM may be forced to trade Kyrie Irving to a different NBA team. Few know how bad the grudge between Gilbert and LeBron James is right now but everything you've been hearing lately is that the relationship is not getting any better
Kyrie Irving Is Back The Trade Block Again
The latest heat regarding the Cavs' GM search is that Gilbert is ready to promote assistant GM Koby Altman. According to Metro, Altman is the definition of green, so one would think Gilbert would be the one pulling the strings this upcoming season.
This time, there's no way that Gilbert will allow LeBron, with the looming threat that he'll bolt in the summer of 2018, to walk all over Altman, like he did with David Griffin. If there is going to be a puppet-master in this whole thing, it will be Gilbert.
If LeBron does leave, Irving would no doubt be the next out the door. Irving has also expressed interest in leaving Cleveland on numerous occasions, most recently in June.
Blasting News reported that a Spurs trade involving LaMarcus Aldridge heading to Cleveland in exchange for Irving would be a perfect fit in San Antonio. This will also make a little bit of sense, but it remains highly unlikely.
The Heat is another one shot. The Heat would have to part with young assets like Justise Winslow to make a trade work on Cleveland's end, but they have to believe that Riley would jump at that opportunity.
What this all will boil down to is how Gilbert sees the future of his franchise going in the next few years. For all his faults, Gilbert is no dummy - and he knows that Cleveland without LeBron is not an appealing destination, even if they keep Irving and Kevin Love. A complete blow up in Cleveland may be coming sooner rather than later.
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