The View From Pluto: Why The Cavs Must Let Kyrie Irving Go


Or, right now, it's unlikely that anybody knows exactly what Kyrie Irving's National Basketball Association future holds. It works in terms of money, with Jackson on his rookie deal and Bledsoe owed $29.5 million over the next two seasons.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert gave what has to be described as a weird press conference to the media on Wednesday. During a press conference to introduce new Cleveland GM Koby Altman, the pair was likely peppered with plenty of Kyrie questions. Depending on how Irving's situation is resolved, Rose will either start at point guard or play critical reserve minutes, including some potentially alongside Irving if he is retained. Cleveland has begun the process of moving on, fielding trade offers and signing Derrick Rose to a one-year contract. He doesn't want to have to rely on another superstar, even one who is arguably the best player in the world to some, to be the deciding factor in crunch time.

But now that the 25-year-old has finally established himself playing alongside James, he wants out. Maybe he was just exhausted of answering the question. If you're a Denver Nuggets fan, you'll probably know that the team has popped up in rumors as an interesting destination, and their intention to contact the Cavs has been reported as well.

One thing to look for this upcoming season is how Rose is treated upon returning to the United Center, now as a member of his former team's biggest division rivals.

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In three playoff series, Rose has beaten LBJ just four times in 16 tries.

It's a little messy and uncomfortable right now. He goes to training camp with the rest of his co-workers.

The Suns have been put in a position that makes them a very lucrative trading partner for plenty of teams, especially with their overload of point guards and their probable decision to move forward with Devin Booker while moving Eric Bledsoe elsewhere. The Wizards have a good team yes but they haven't been able to get out of their own way. Couldn't they kinda-sorta punch their ticket to the East Finals again? The remaining 500 players are not fortunate enough to hold a no-trade clause rarely get to determine where they end up in a trade.

And what if the Timberwolves offered Andrew Wiggins?