Kyrie Irving spent days during the playoffs run not talking to his teammates; an attitude that is unlikely for the young NBA star. According to ESPN and featured on the FOXSports, the Cleveland Cavaliers star is like a lone wolf after he refused to talk to his teammates during the 2016-2017 playoffs season. Irving's request to be traded apparently stemmed from last years finals wherein he was unable to connect with fellow teammate LeBron James.

Of course, professionalism still exists as the Cavaliers franchise managed to bagged the championship trophy, but last season's result could be an inkling warning of a pending fallout.

ESPN's Dave McMenamin expressed his doubts that even the Phoenix Suns, who hired former Cavaliers James Jones is even contemplating on acquiring Kyrie Irving. As opposed to rumors that the Suns are willing to trade Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, and a first round pick in 2018's NBA draft for Kyrie Irving seems impossible.

Kyrie Irving and his attitude towards the team

Apparently, McMenamin thinks, Jones has seen the worst of Irving and he's not having it in the Phoenix Suns locker room. "Phoenix, of course, hired James Jones this off-season. He’s been inside that locker room. He saw Kyrie Irving in the playoffs this year — in between the first round when they beat Indiana and the second round when they played Toronto — go consecutive days without speaking to a teammate at practice.

On that stage," he added. It's unbelievable how Kyrie Irving managed to ignore his teammates when it's everything that mattered during the teams crucial time in the playoffs.

The NBA sets rules on players resting

In other news, the NBA has released a new memo regarding the "rest" schedules of its players. According to the Yahoo!

Sports, the NBA has implemented some rules that will fine players and teams who deliberately put their star players on rest during the regular season. Previously, there have been complaints that fans were disappointed after attending a game only to find out, their favorite player did not play the game.

Although there were set of rules that determine the validity of a star player resting, they are all required to play during the regular season in the most game schedules they can.

A person with direct knowledge to the implementing rules told USA Today "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games. The rules will be in place by the start of the 2017-18 season and there will be consequences for teams that do not adhere to the rules."