The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the most interesting teams to watch in the NBA this offseason, especially with all of the questions surrounding Kyrie Irving’s future with the team.
There have been conflicting reports over the past few days about whether or not the Cavaliers will be willing to give the star point guard a max contract — or if they even view him as a max deal player — which has led to some interest from around the league.
If the Cavaliers are unwilling to lock Irving up to a max deal, could he be on the market?
Anything is possible, and teams aren’t afraid to ask.
With how the contract talks have been going, it should come as no surprise that Sam Amick of FOX Sports is reporting that the Cavaliers have “fielded offers” for Irving recently.
#Cavs have fielded a couple calls about Kyrie Irving, league sources say. Given talk of max extensions, not surprising teams willing to ask.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) May 31, 2014
There are some fans who hang on to the slivers of hope that LeBron James could one day return to Cleveland, but Irving being traded would completely eliminate those talks.
It would also take away some of the happiness and hope for the future that came to the city when they won the NBA Draft Lottery for the third time in four years.
We will have to wait and see whether or not the Cavaliers ultimately decide to move Irving, but if they do the fans in Cleveland will once again get a harsh reminder of why their city has been known as the Factory of Sadness.