Although Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving has denied reports that he wants to leave the team and went on a twitter tirade blasting the notion that he did, many feel he will eventually leave the Cavaliers.
One reason he doesn’t like it Cleveland is because he doesn’t like teammate Dion Waiters.
The truth is [Kyrie’s] camp has been putting out there for years – years – that he doesn’t want to be in Cleveland. That they don’t want him in Cleveland. He doesn’t like Mike Brown. He didn’t like Chris Grant. He doesn’t like Dion Waiters. He’s already gotten a General Manager fired. He might get Mike Brown fired. This is the last time – once he signs he loses all of his leverage – so this is the last time he gets to enact leverage. I know he’s said all the right things so, fine, on July 1, when they offer a max contract – which they will – and I don’t even know if he’s a max player, but you have to sign him – sign a five year, no out. That’s what a max contract is. A max contract is five years, no out. If you want out or you want three years, that’s not a max contract. You want three years? Okay, we’ll give you $12 million a year. We’re not giving you the full thing.
Irving is averaging 21.0 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game while Waiters is putting up 15.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.