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Cavs news: Cleveland has no sense of urgency to get Kyrie Irving deal done

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The world of the Cleveland Cavaliers was turned upside down when news came out that Kyrie Irving wanted out of town.

It was a shocking revelation to most and quickly led up to reports about where Irving wants to go and what the Cavs could do to get a deal done and make it happen.

Nothing has come to fruition yet as the Cavs appear to not be in a rush to move Irving just yet.

Via Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are not operating with any sense of urgency on finding a Kyrie Irving trade. League sources say they are continuing to field calls and talk through ideas, but that there is no sense of closure on the situation looming. In fact, there does not seem to be much urgency in how the Cavs are approaching the situation at all.

One source whose team has been trying to find a way to deal for Irving said this week that there does not seem to be anything of a deadline for the Cavs to make a decision. While the Cavs have been very focused and professional in their talks, this particular team did not have any sense of where they stood in the Cavs process, describing them as in “fact finding mode,” not necessarily deal making mode. That can always change quickly, but there doesn’t seem to be much urgency to find closure.

Kyler goes on to report that the Suns are still the frontrunners. The Cavs would like Josh Jackson or Devin Booker part of a deal but the Suns have been so far unwilling to part ways with either of those two.

At the end of the day, it’s critical for the Cavs and new general manager Koby Altman to handle this situation as well as they can. It’s a tough spot to be in when it becomes public that a star wants out, but it’s smart for the Cavs not to rush into a deal and panic and instead wait the process out to find the best deal possible.

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