Kyrie Irving requesting trade out of Cleveland.

Graphicle: League sources within the NBA first reported via EPSN that the Cleveland Cavaliers guard, Kyrie Irving, is done playing alongside Lebron.

Kyrie Irving wants a 'bigger role.'

ESPN broke the news that the all-star Cavaliers guard has asked the Cavaliers to leave the team in pursuit of a role as a more focal player. In the past, Irving has indicated appreciation of his close relationship with Lebron James, so it's no surprise that Irving's agent reported all discussions will be "private" and "between the Cavs and us." This season, Kyrie Irving averaged a career-high 25.2 points per game, and 5.8 assists per game.

Adrian Wojnarowski of EPSN reported the San Antonio Spurs are a preferred trade destination for Irving. The Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves were later reported as other likelies.

Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers
# 2









All-Star MVP

All-NBA First Team

[James] was informed of Irving's request and was blindsided and disappointed.

Adam Wells
Bleacher Report

The views expressed are the author's own and not necessarily shared by Explica, Inc. Opinions expressed by any contributor to Explica, Inc. are offered freely without direct compensation by any sponsor, advertiser, contributor, candidate, or employer.