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Old 01-31-2014, 07:57 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Kyrie tendency to iso and drive just puts me way off for trading him for Lowry, Irving is a scoring PG that doesn't defend or go for rebounds and barely gets himself assists either.

Honestly if it was Kyrie that was on our team instead of Kyle at the Nets game and Patterson passed the ball to him you would just know he would of drove in for a lay up or try a jump shot.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:26 AM   #42 (permalink)
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The guy has potential to be a really good player, but plays with tunnel vision the majority of the time.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:10 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Wow. Perfect example of a fan who only thinks in the now, and is a true proponent of 'what have you done for me lately'. Talk about tunnel vision.
Our team wouldn't be as good with Kyrie running the point. In the long run he may turn out be a better player then Lowry, but our team has a good combination of young guys and vets.. having a young pg wouldn't help this team, no matter how talented he is

The only pg I would probably take over Lowry is Steph Curry.. that kidd scores and passes the rock, Kyrie doesn't make his team better

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Kyrie Irving: 'I'm pretty sure I'm going to be here for a long time' - CBSSports.com

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One of the most consistent parts of the new NBA is that when a mid-to-small market team has a bright young star on a rookie contract and there are big market franchises currently struggling, you'll start to hear rumblings of the young player trying to get out. It's likely influenced by LeBron James' decision in 2010 and the realization that young guys may not waste the first seven to ten years of their career playing short-handed anymore. That's why we start looking for which young star might be the next guy to break the heart of a fan base by leaving.

The latest is Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard Kyrie Irving. There were internet rumblings from a comment in an online chat Thursday that started to go viral. They said that Irving was looking to find his way out of Cleveland, even though he has yet to even reach his second contract. Thursday, Irving answered these rumors by stating he's happy where he is and is "pretty sure" he's going to be there for a long time. From the Akron Beacon Journal:

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"There's been so much so-called reports coming out that I don't want to be here. That's what you guys get paid to do, but that's just so much negative attention," Irving said following the Cavs' 117-86 loss to the Knicks. "I know we're struggling, but it's not about me. It's about our team. It's about us fighting every day for each other and me fighting for my teammates.

"Yes, I'm in Cleveland. I enjoy myself. I enjoy going out and competing at the highest level for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That's what it's about. It's not about me and it's not about this controversy, ‘Do I privately want out when my contract is up?' I'm still in my rookie contract and I'm happy to be here. And I'm pretty sure I'm going to be here for a long time. I'm not saying anything to tell the future, but I'm pretty sure the relationship I have with Dan Gilbert and management extends off the court. I enjoy being here."

When told he can sign a lucrative contract this summer, Irving said, "I'm aware of that," but stopped short of saying he'd sign here long term.
There are two ways to take these comments. First, Irving is strategically speaking with possible outs in case he decides to force his way out of Cleveland when his restricted free agency period is coming up. He's pretty sure? He's aware of his contract extension opportunity this summer but won't speak further than that about the situation? He's not directly saying those are false rumors? It's a little too political for my liking! He's clearly speaking in ways that vague enough to give him wiggle room if he can find his way out.

Second, it's such a ridiculous throwaway comment from an online chat and he's focused on basketball that he didn't give perfect statements in regards to this situation. He didn't come out and flat deny it or say he's 100 percent committed to staying with the Cavs because he shouldn't have to when he's in the playoff hunt and trying to help figure out how to get his teammates to win.

Irving is eligible for a full max contract extension this summer that could lock him up for five years. It's almost unheard of for a star coming off of a rookie deal to not re-up for at least a three-year extension and they never take the one-year qualifying offer to become an unrestricted free agent the next summer.
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Wow! Honestly nevery realized. I actually like you and think you're funny. Sorry dude.

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:30 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Are you the same guys that didnt like the Carter for Ray Allen trade?

PS. Lowrey for Irving all day long. Love what KL is doing now but highly doubt he will do it with a long term contract.
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PS. Lowrey for Irving all day long. Love what KL is doing now but highly doubt he will do it with a long term contract.
Oy! He's proven that to be bullshit in the past.
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If the Cavs lose Kyrie, Seattle might get their team back in a couple seasons.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #49 (permalink)
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If the Cavs lose Kyrie, Seattle might get their team back in a couple seasons.
Cavs are going nowhere.
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After watching more Ross tonight and after the last couple of games, I have officially taken him off any trade rumors going forward, for fear that he turns into the next next Micheal Jordan

I used to think he was going to be poor mans Eddie Jones, but...

His athleticism can lead to a player of Jordan's caliber if he has enough drive to do so...

I am not going to give up a chance at greatness in Ross. All trades for him are off the table as far as I'm concerned.
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Sorry. Ross is playing great but doesnt have the grey matter to even be in the same sentence as MJ.

Enough already.
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After watching more Ross tonight and after the last couple of games, I have officially taken him off any trade rumors going forward, for fear that he turns into the next next Micheal Jordan

I used to think he was going to be poor mans Eddie Jones, but...

His athleticism can lead to a player of Jordan's caliber if he has enough drive to do so...

I am not going to give up a chance at greatness in Ross. All trades for him are off the table as far as I'm concerned.
Sorry but TR is nowhere near close to the player many deem the best ever. #Blasphemy
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Was kobe better than ross in 1996? Would be cool to see ross steal kobe/mj moves
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After watching more Ross tonight and after the last couple of games, I have officially taken him off any trade rumors going forward, for fear that he turns into the next next Micheal Jordan

I used to think he was going to be poor mans Eddie Jones, but...

His athleticism can lead to a player of Jordan's caliber if he has enough drive to do so...

I am not going to give up a chance at greatness in Ross. All trades for him are off the table as far as I'm concerned.
It sounds like sarcasm but since there's no basis for it I'll assume you've lost your marbles.
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It sounds like sarcasm but since there's no basis for it I'll assume you've lost your marbles.
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Sorry but TR is nowhere near close to the player many deem the best ever. #Blasphemy
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Sorry. Ross is playing great but doesnt have the grey matter to even be in the same sentence as MJ.

Enough already.
Agree with all of you. Halphbreedballer I'll say this as nicely as possible, you are absolutely crazy dude

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Old 02-01-2014, 07:26 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Apparently Deng wants out of Cleveland too. The Cavs are in such a mess. Wouldn't mind possibly getting him in free agency because he is definitely leaving, but he would be a risk because of all his past injuries. I can now understand why Irving wants out too.

Veteran Luol Deng not happy about being traded into mess that is Cleveland Cavaliers - NY Daily News.
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Agree with all of you. Halphbreedballer I say this as nicely as possible, you are absolutely crazy dude
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Apparently Deng wants out of Cleveland too. The Cavs are in such a mess. Wouldn't mind possibly getting him in free agency because he is definitely leaving, but he would be a risk because of all his past injuries. I can now understand why Irving wants out too.

Veteran Luol Deng not happy about being traded into mess that is Cleveland Cavaliers - NY Daily News.




All those high draft picks and that team is a disaster. Not only that, Cleveland is a shit town. Nobody will want to go there. lol
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Apparently Deng wants out of Cleveland too. The Cavs are in such a mess. Wouldn't mind possibly getting him in free agency because he is definitely leaving, but he would be a risk because of all his past injuries. I can now understand why Irving wants out too.

Veteran Luol Deng not happy about being traded into mess that is Cleveland Cavaliers - NY Daily News.
JV instead of TT. Lillard, Barnes, Ross or Drummond over Waiters. A # of players over Bennett. Just horrible draft choices.
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