Houston Rockets: The LeBron James possibility looks real good for 2018 now

Oct 25 2016 Cleveland OH USA New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose looks to pass in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 117-88. Mandatory Credit Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

When/if Irving is eventually traded, he will be carrying on the dreaded National Basketball Association 2k curse that was started by LeBron James.

Who knows if Irving's preferences will actually influence the Cavs' negotiations, or if the Spurs have the assets to bag Uncle Drew in a swap (they would probably need a third team). "He wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James", he allegedly said, according to ESPN.

Zach Lowe of ESPN.com was told by sources that the Cavs are acting as though trading Irving is "inevitable" and that there is "little chance of salvaging their relationship with him".

The price would be steep. He's not the passer Wall is, but he shot over 40% from three in two of the last three seasons and maybe after all we've been underestimating him as a facilitator and basketball visionary. Of course, adding any one of the Suns first-round picks including Josh Jackson, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, or even T.J. Warren will give the Cavs a young talent it could develop if LeBron bolts for another team after the 2017-2018 season.

Following an ESPN report Friday that Cleveland's Kyrie Irving wants to be traded and had listed the Timberwolves as one of his four preferred destinations, it now appears two prominent Wolves players have been doing everything they can to make sure Irving is Minnesota bound.

Ultimately, if the Cavs were to ask for a package including Murray and Harris from the Nuggets, it would be too much.

The Cleveland Cavaliers might have no other option at their disposal right now than to grant Kyrie Irving his trade request. "He wanted to be the centerpiece of a team, as he thought he was going to be three years ago, when he signed a five-year extension 11 days before James chose to come home". With no assurances otherwise, Irving could be stuck in Cleveland, playing a dismal season for a dysfunctional organization under a awful owner.

Irving is one of the best point guards in the National Basketball Association, and deserves a king's ransom.

Want your voice heard? Would you rather play in a city you love for a team that can't compete, or toil in a place you hate for a squad with legitimate title hopes?

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