Derrick Rose leaning to Cavs over Lakers

Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017

Irving is now asking the Cavaliers to trade him because he wants "to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James", according to ESPN.

The last three seasons might be misleading, because Irving wasn't asked to be a playmaker, but mostly a scorer, which he did quite well.

The Wolves' draft-night acquisition of Butler led to the assumption that Butler, Towns and Wiggins would be Minnesota's Big Three and that free-agent addition Jeff Teague would be the guy running the point.

According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the Cavs would prefer a younger player instead of an established All-Star in the wake of LeBron James' inevitable exit next summer. They know potential targets who signed new deals this summer can not be traded until December or January.

Irving would be playing under head coach Jason Kidd, one of the best point guards the National Basketball Association has ever seen, with the Bucks core group intact.

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

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However, he could be joining Cleveland at a turning point for the franchise. Last season in New York, Rose averaged 18 points per game on 47 percent shooting from the floor.

They took special note of Phoenix flipping an unhappy Goran Dragic on an expiring contract for two first-round picks, including Miami's unprotected 2021 pick.

Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Spurs should forget about trying to get Irving if he cares about who's getting the credit.

For instance (and we all know the proper responses): Would you rather be a star who falls short of a title, or a role player who hoists a trophy? "Best to just observe and then see what happens, but obviously, there are some things that I'm pretty sure our organization wants to do, and we'll go from there".

Times have changed and the new age Rockets are on a collision course to be the best "Super Team" ever.