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Irving gives Cavs four options

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving may only be with the team for a short-time longer, if he had his wish. Irving has informed team officials that he wants out.

He no longer wants to play behind LeBron James. Depending on who you ask, James or Kevin Durant is the best player in the league.

Kyrie Irving (Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving (Getty Images)

But he doesn’t want to play second-or-third fiddle to anyone. He wants to be the focal point of an offense.

Yet, Irving have the team four destinations he’d like to play for. However, the San Antonio Spurs are perceived to be his top choice.

If he went to he Spurs, head coach Gregg Popovich would put him in his place. In addition, he would have to play second-fiddle behind Kawhi Leonard, the face of their franchise.

Leonard was an MVP candidate this past season. And the Spurs led the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, before his injury that drastically changed the series.

The New York Knicks are his “live and hang out choice,” according to reports. Irving is a North Jersey native too.

With the Knicks, he would be the focal point of the offense if they would deal Kristaps Porzingis. Right now, it does not look like Porzingis will be dealt.

The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves are also an option. But those are two options that may not work out for his demands.

Irving has spent his entire career with the Cavaliers after being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. In 72 starts last season, he averaged a career-high 25.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.3 blocks per game.

In 381 games in the NBA, all starts, he’s averaged 21.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocks.

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