Apparently, Kyrie Irving is tired of playing in LeBron James' shadow in Cleveland. He wants a bigger role and a team for himself. It was reported last week that Irving talked to the Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, and requested a trade. The NBA world was stunned to hear this, as it seemed like Irving is perfectly happy in Cleveland and he also played a major role in the 2016 Cavaliers championship run.

The Cavs drafted him as the number one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and last season Irving flourished playing alongside LeBron James and Kevin Love. The 6-foot-3 point guard from Australia averaged a career-high 25.2 points per game last season, and also added 3.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game during the 2016/2017 campaign. ESPN's Brian Windhorst was the first to report the news about Kyrie's trade request, and he also reported that LeBron James was apparently blindsided and disappointed with the news.

Sacramento ready to make a move

Irving reportedly said to the Cavaliers front office that his preferred landing spots in a possible trade would be the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Spurs or the Timberwolves. Just a couple of days ago the news came out about a potential trade deal that would send Irving to the Knicks, and Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland. The report suggested that there's a strong possibility that Kyrie will finish in New York, but on Sunday another team showed its interest for the All-Star point guard.

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The Sacramento Kings have reportedly offered the Cavaliers a deal that could be very interesting for the Cavs. Sam Amico of Amico Hoops reported that the Kings are ready to offer the Cavs a deal that would include their rookie De'Aaron Fox, center Kosta Koufos and maybe a couple of other pieces.

Sacramento drafted Fox as the fifth overall pick in this year's draft, while Koufos is a nine-year NBA veteran.

The deal could be interesting for the Cavaliers because of Fox's potential but it's hard to imagine them giving away the All-Star point guard so easily.

What's next for the Cavs?

The four-time All-Star still has two more years left on his current contract with the Cavaliers, which gives them plenty of time to find the best solution. They don't have to trade him this summer, but it would be an awkward situation to keep the unhappy player on the roster.

It's not impossible that Kyrie stays in Cleveland, but given the circumstances, he's more than likely to be traded this offseason. The only thing that is for certain is that the Cavaliers will look to get the best possible deal for the explosive point guard. The saga continues, stay tuned.

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