Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple of days, there is a good chance that you heard about Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s request to be traded.
For whatever reason, news of Irving’s request for a trade failed to reach the media until nearly two weeks after he was said to have met with team owner Dan Gilbert. Now, speculation as to who might have leaked the information is filling the airwaves.
In his latest episode of ‘Road Trippin,’Richard Jefferson made it clear that he had no part in the leak. Now, J.R. Smith, one of the more laid back members of the team, has chimed in with a tweet to remove himself from the allegations.
Alex Sabri ·
At least one Cavs player doesn't understand why Kyrie wants to leave. pic.twitter.com/s8LdRSryQN
— theScore (@theScore) July 23, 2017
The Cavs could, in fact, decide to ignore Irving’s request, as he is still under contract. However, having a player on your team who you know has requested a trade can create a tricky situation — for teammates and coaches alike. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if Gilbert and the Cavs elect to acquiesce to his wishes.