Meanwhile, the Warriors mostly kept the same squad together.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, left, shoots against the Boston Celtics in the second half during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. It isn't completely inconceivable that Irving and James will end up playing together this season, though it would be odd.
There's one victor in this league and 29 other losers. If it means keeping Irving on the team despite his unhappiness, so be it. It's psychologically powerful and is just as influential from a talent perspective.
Since then, Irving has made several All-Star games and All-NBA teams besides helping Cleveland capture a franchise-first NBA championship in 2016.
No deal is necessarily imminent. Potential chemistry issues aside, if Kyrie Irving is in a Cavs uniform, it's tough to peg anyone else in that top spot. There's not necessarily a big rush to ship him. So it comes as no shocking surprise that his indefinite future is shaping how the organization in the National Basketball Association is making progress in trade negotiations surrounding the superstar point guard Kyrie Irving. They might eventually have one in Andre Drummond, but they could secure one now, potentially, if they were to sell most of their assets, with Kyrie Irving on the trade block. Fan reaction to Irving at The Q might not be very warm and fuzzy. Wojnarowski identified that Porzingis is the Cavaliers main target, but that the trade is unrealistic.
All has been relatively quiet in recent weeks on the Kyrie Irving trade talks. Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cavaliers, strongly believes that Kyrie isn't going anywhere, as no team has put up a deal good enough, despite the desires of Kyrie.
But the problem is his unwillingness to commit which the team can use to protect themselves long term in the departure of Irving. If LeBron leaves, Irving becomes The Man.
It's time for your weekly Kyrie Irving trade update.
And if you're thinking to yourself, "The Cavs should trade LeBron instead of Kyrie", that's not really possible because LeBron possesses a no-trade clause. Three team trades are even harder to speculate on, but would ultimately impact more teams than just the Cavs and another organization.