Kyrie Irving prefers Clippers, Blake Griffin pairing

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

"He loves L.A. He's been working out a lot there this summer".

Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin may have said that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving handled the situation the right way by approaching owner Dan Gilbert privately to make his trade request, but his attitude during last season's playoff run is now being called into question. "Like I tell everybody man, I come from [Philadelphia]".

The Kyrie Irving trade drama has been relatively quiet in recent weeks as the National Basketball Association offseason has faded into the background with football season approaching. The reasoning behind his request was that he wanted to go to a team where he could be more of the "focal point" rather than playing the role of sidekick to superstar LeBron James.

When ESPN's Brian Windhorst first reported that the 25-year-old Irving asked for a trade from the Cavs, a list of preferred franchises was mentioned that included the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks. Rather, it was Irving's Nike shoe line that was grabbing the attention for the 4-time All-Star on Friday.

The Los Angeles Clippers don't have much in the way of assets to trade to Cavaliers for Irving but the team reportedly have already made at least one offer to the Cleveland to land Irving.

"I'm not sure. Phoenix, of course, hired (former Cavalier) James Jones this offseason", McMenamin said.

Just a day ago, a report from NBC Sports' Dan Feldman talked about Kyrie Irving going consecutive days during the playoffs without talking to his Cavs' teammates.

Apparently, this happened between the first round of the playoffs, when the Cavaliers were facing the Indiana Pacers, and the second-round series against the Toronto Raptors.

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