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

21.6PTS

5.5AST

3.4TRB

0.3BLK

1.3STL

2.7TOV

Rings

All-Star

All-Star MVP

All-NBA First Team

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

Adam Wells
Bleacher Report

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