The Cleveland Cavaliers are only now starting to get over the loss of LeBron James, and losing another No. 1 overall pick in the near future would obviously be devastating for the franchise. But fear not, Cavs fans, Irving says that he is happy to be a Cavalier and shot down rumors which suggested that he wouldn’t be in Cleveland for much longer.
“I’m a Cavalier right now, I’m happy to be a Cavalier,” he said.
With that, Irving effectively debunked a Twitter rumor that he was unhappy in Cleveland. He tweeted the same thing at the time the rumor surfaced, but talked about it more extensively on Monday.
“I kind of had a sarcastic approach to it from what he said because it was a rumor starter,” he said, referring to a tweet last week from @Brandon Tierney that said Irving was not long for Cleveland. “I don’t think he knows anybody in my camp, and I don’t know who the guy is. That type of stuff I don’t pay any attention to. Right now I’m a Cleveland Cavalier and I’m happy to be here.”
Rebuilding the team without LeBron has proven to be a tough ride, but the Cavs should put forward a competitive roster next season. The front-office of the team added Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in this year’s draft and also went out and signed Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack and Earl Clark in free agency. Now the Cavaliers hope that this team will be good enough to get back to the playoffs.