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David Griffin standing behind Kyrie Irving's Cavaliers trade request

David Griffin standing behind Kyrie Irving's Cavaliers trade request

"It's always going to be a two- or three-star team", Harper said of Irving and the Cavs.

The truth of the matter is that Gilbert may be a tad too optimistic since Irving's trade value has dropped considerably when his trade request became public knowledge.

"This is a guy whose list included really good coaching situations - Brad Stevens and (Gregg) Popovich".

"He went to Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would be happier somewhere else", Griffin said.

Griffin believes Irving's decision ultimately came down to a desire to find out how he can operate as the leading man on his team, not LeBron's sidekick. Does Griffin know something that we don't?

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We already knew about the San Antonio Spurs, not to mention the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, but the Celtics are news, to say the least.

Given that Irving doesn't have a no-trade clause, the Cavs don't have to cater to what he wants.

It probably won't surprise you to learn that Barkley, who can be a broken record on occasion, harped on "this generation" of players. But in Griffin's eyes, no intervention will prevent Irving's exit. "But I think what Ron was saying is really unfair to Kyrie", Griffin said during Tuesday's (AEDT) edition of "The Jump" on ESPN.

The Cavaliers, of course, have exactly zero reason to trade Irving where he wants to go if they can't get a fair offer, since he doesn't have a no-trade clause. The Celtics' offense has been lead-guard dominant with Thomas at the helm, and Irving might thrive with his own high-level isolation and pick-and-roll scoring ability alongside Al Horford, who makes everyone around him notably better. It's hard to knock the guy for that, even if he is leaving one of the best situations imaginable. "This notion where you want to be the man, I just think is so stupid", he said during an interview on NBA TV. And listen, I hear all of this stuff about how LeBron casts a big shadow.

With or without Irving, Cleveland still has LeBron James and, to Ainge, he's still the best player in the National Basketball Association. "And can I actually be the frontman of a team like that?"


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