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Old 04-24-2013, 02:11 AM   #31
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Default Re: SO which team is Kyrie Irving gonna go when his contract is up in Cleveland?

He'll most likely resign with Cavs

but him going to Lakers is a real possibility, as Lakers would have a clean slate by then... unless they flip Pau for multiple players with long contracts
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:27 AM   #32
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:32 AM   #33
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he ain't going anywhere
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:42 AM   #34
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Back on topic...

Lakers or NY would be good for him. He should be the top FA available. But aren't we talking years down the line now? He's a RFA in '15, Cavs will obviously match any offer sheet from another team, so that means he's a Cavalier through 2018.

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Kyrie isn't going anywhere for at least five years. Impossible to speculate that far into the future.


I find that really unfair from a players perspective. They're basically stuck with the team that drafted them even if they absolutely don't want to be there.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:59 AM   #35
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I find that really unfair from a players perspective. They're basically stuck with the team that drafted them even if they absolutely don't want to be there.
There was a time when fans didn't automatically believe a player was entitled to a championship roster the moment they flashed some talent. There was a time when people believed truly great players made others around them work well together and that was proof of the player's true greatness... Not bolting at the first opportunity to join other superstars while killing the competitive balance of the league.

I'd like to go back to that time than the immediate "he has to get out" when a rebuilding team is showing patience in putting together a quality lineup on the floor.

Kyrie isn't good enough to lead a team through a playoff run at this point. And he has shown absolutely no signs that he doesn't want to be in Cleveland. This is ridiculous.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:54 AM   #36
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If he can learn how to play some D come to the Lakers.

Nah D'Antoni coaches this team now, its all good. He's got a D in his name, you know, so he doesn't need anything else. It's like the D in his name stands for Defense... its capitalized and everything!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:57 AM   #37
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Who is that in your profile pic?

Lol this is the real issue... remove the creepy douche mugshot (probably a smoking gun weekly mug, or a best-of) from your avatar, and maybe people wouldn't hate you so much!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:15 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Goldrush25
Back on topic...

Lakers or NY would be good for him. He should be the top FA available. But aren't we talking years down the line now? He's a RFA in '15, Cavs will obviously match any offer sheet from another team, so that means he's a Cavalier through 2018.



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Kyrie isn't going anywhere for at least five years. Impossible to speculate that far into the future.


This.. he cant go anywhere until after the 2015-16 season.. THREE full seasons from now. Way too early to speculate.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:19 AM   #39
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Cavs will have a great draft and can be in the playoffs next year. Assuming they also get a couple of vet in the off season
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #40
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Default Re: SO which team is Kyrie Irving gonna go when his contract is up in Cleveland?

This isn't 1996. Irving is going to be in Cleveland for for awhile. Bringing up 2015 is absolutely pointless. If the guy absolutely wants out of Cleveland he will have to play out a one year contract after the 2015 season (where he will likely be traded at the deadline) or some kind of sign and trade. Cavs have cap-space, young talent, etc. Lets see how it plays out first.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #41
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Imagine if he goes to the Lakers and then LBJ joins him there with D12.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #42
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hes joining melo in ny
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #43
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There was a time when fans didn't automatically believe a player was entitled to a championship roster the moment they flashed some talent. There was a time when people believed truly great players made others around them work well together and that was proof of the player's true greatness... Not bolting at the first opportunity to join other superstars while killing the competitive balance of the league.

I'd like to go back to that time than the immediate "he has to get out" when a rebuilding team is showing patience in putting together a quality lineup on the floor.

Kyrie isn't good enough to lead a team through a playoff run at this point. And he has shown absolutely no signs that he doesn't want to be in Cleveland. This is ridiculous.

I'm not saying anyone is entitled to a championship roster or joining other superstars. I get what you're saying and why you would think that, but what about personal choice? This has nothing to do with 'greatness' or killing competitive balance.

What if a player just wants to play for his home team? What if he always dreamt about playing for Team X? But with the rules the way they are then he's locked down for a few years and there's almost nothing he can do about it.

I'm not specifically talking about Kyrie here.

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An example of this would be Eric Gordon. He wanted to go to the Suns. He wasnt looking to go there to join a stacked roster. For his own personal reasons, that was the team he wanted to play for. But the Hornets matched the offer 4 year offer sheet and he's unhappy there.

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:14 PM   #44
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #45
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Honestly, it's cause I'm a fat little troll.


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