Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Kyrie Irving Denies Rumor Of Wanting To Leave Cleveland

Image

by Jacob Rosen

While we don’t necessarily believe this and believe it has no foundation, there have been some Internet rumblings this morning about the potential of Kyrie Irving leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thus, we wanted to share with you what has been happening. This is not our endorsement of said rumor and we hope to not lend any additional credence with this headline.

Brandon Tierney of CBS Sports Radio tweeted earlier this morning: “I’ve heard from someone in the know… Kyrie Irving not long for Cleveland.” He later followed up by saying: “I 100% stand by my position regarding Kyrie Irving and the Cavs. If you follow me, you know I am not reckless when it comes to such items…”

Tierney hosts a radio show during weekday mornings with Dana Jacobson and Tiki Barber.

Irving, 21, will enter his third year in the NBA this coming fall. He was an All-Star this past season, averaging 22.5 points, 5.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in his 59 contests.

Per the website HoopsHype, Irving is under contractual obligation with the team for 2013-14, then the Cavs own another team option for 2014-15. After that, there is a qualifying offer on the table for 2015-16, meaning he’d be a restricted free agent that summer regardless — and likely would agree to a max long-term deal of some kind. Cleveland could match any offer on the table that summer of 2015 with Irving holding no decision over his future.

It’s highly unprecedented for any actually productive rookie first-rounder to leave a team after his rookie deal, because of the rights the NBA gives to teams owning such players. At the absolute earliest, it appears Irving couldn’t leave until summer 2016, which would be assuming he agrees just to the qualifying offer for that previous season and then becomes an unrestricted free agent. Such an occurrence is also a extreme rarity for a All-Star No. 1 overall pick.

File this rumor under the category of “speculation only.” There appears to be no other confirmation of this rumbling and such an occurrence is at least three years away from even becoming remotely possible. Even if such a rumor was true, it wouldn’t actually matter for a very long time.

The Cavs obviously have attempted to improve their team drastically this offseason, with the draft picks of Anthony Bennett and Sergey Karasev, plus the free agent signings of Earl Clark, Jarrett Jack and Andrew Bynum. They won only 24 games last season but expect to compete for the playoffs in 2013-14 under new head coach Mike Brown.

Update: Kyrie Irving just tweeted the following: “I wish I knew ‘someone in the know’ for all my facts, maybe I would go into journalism as well!!”


http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/2013/ ... departure/
Last edited by Kobe8Fan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10240
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Kyrie Irving Has 'No Intention' Of Leaving Cavaliers

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:57 pm

Kyrie Irving Has 'No Intention' Of Leaving Cavaliers

Image

by Mary Schmitt Boyer, The Plain Dealer

LAS VEGAS -- Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving debunked a recent Twitter rumor that he was ''not long for Cleveland.''

"I’m a Cavalier right now, I’m happy to be a Cavalier,'' Irving said after the first USA Basketball practice at UNLV's Mendenhall Center on Monday afternoon.

Irving tweeted a similar comment last week after the tweet from @Brandon Tierney but talked about it more extensively on Monday.

"I kind of had a sarcastic approach to it from what he said because it was a rumor starter,'' Irving said. "I don’t think he knows anybody in my camp, and I don’t know who the guy is. That type of stuff I don’t pay any attention to. Right now I’m a Cleveland Cavalier and I’m happy to be here.''

As if he had any intention of leaving right now, Irving said, "No, no intention.''


http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/team/1374 ... happy.html
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10240
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:59 pm

Kyrie Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Extension With Cavaliers

Image

By Jason Lloyd Published: August 10, 2013

INDEPENDENCE: Around the league, players refer to them as an “80 ball.” They are max contracts worth about $80 million over five years. John Wall has one now. Kyrie Irving might be next.

The Cavaliers can offer Irving a contract extension next summer, and provided he remains relatively healthy this season, they intend on making him a max offer. Now the market has been set by Wall, who was drafted No. 1 overall the year before Irving. Wall last month became the fifth point guard to sign a max contract, joining Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.

Irving would be No. 6. He has an All-Star appearance – Wall does not – and Irving is generally regarded around the league as the better player. But he wasn’t interested in discussing his future Saturday at his basketball skills camp at Independence High School.

Asked directly if he would sign the full five-year extension with the Cavs next summer, Irving said, “I’m not really worried about that right now. Right now I’m focusing on the year ahead, my third year, then I’ll worry about that in the summer time.”

Irving’s future in Cleveland has been a topic of conversation since a New York radio host insisted on Twitter that Irving wouldn’t remain in Cleveland for long. Irving dismissed the report during a Team USA minicamp last month in Las Vegas, saying he was excited about the moves the organization made this summer and that “I’m a Cavalier right now. I’m happy to be a Cavalier.” Irving was asked Saturday why he qualified that with “right now.”

“Right now I’m a Cavalier. This is where I am. All that future stuff, I’m not really worried about,” Irving said. “I’m living in the moment right now and I’m just trying to get better with the teammates I have now and make the playoffs for Cleveland. That’s the only thing I can do right now is give it my all as it stands right now and that future stuff, I’m not really worried about it.”

The Cavs control Irving’s rights for three more seasons, and it’s worth noting no player has ever turned down a max contract coming off his rookie deal.

Irving will depart again early this week for Los Angeles and he is planning on inviting a number of his teammates to work out with him, similar to what he did in Las Vegas last month prior to summer league. He is expecting to hold similar workouts in September as well.

“I’m pulling everyone where I am,” Irving said. “So they better be there.”

While he avoided the topic of his contract with reporters, Irving did address the campers and their parents Saturday.

“I’ll be here awhile,” he said unprovoked after taking the microphone, “so everybody get used to my face.”


http://www.ohio.com/blogs/cleveland-cav ... bled=false
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10240
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby therealdeal on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:28 pm

Sounds a lot like the stuff Howard was saying all year. :man10:
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40268
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:17 pm

...... Next he will drop the "maybe the Lakers" stuff and get an immediate max extension and ownership to sign his friends or anyone else he wants.

a by-product of this will be a 500 to 700 page thread in LD that will result in several bannings.....
"If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill

“The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded." Dwight Eisenhower

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it" Thomas Sowell
User avatar
Rooscooter

 
Posts: 22825
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 pm
Location: Chandler AZ and Andalué

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby noobiew on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:10 pm

Zero chance he bypasses the guaranteed max money coming off his rookie deal from the Cavs, with the new CBA, all the young superstars will get more and signed the max-contract extension deal with the team that drafted them once their rookie contact ended, just like John Wall, Paul George, Antonio Davis etc ...
Michael Jordan : "My Chicago team are the all-time greatest"
Magic Johnson : "Put me with Kareem, James Worthy, Cooper and Byron Scott, and we'd dominate your Bulls team"
User avatar
noobiew

 
Posts: 5564
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:55 am

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:31 pm

Cavs will match any offer for him, his opinion is about as good as Eric Gordon's.
Rule of Thumb at ClubLakers - Never encourage people to check your post history.
User avatar
Doc Brown

 
Posts: 19455
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:11 am
Location: Ohio

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:18 pm

Let's see how happy he and Bynum and everyone are playing for "All Day Every Day" all damn season.
LTLakerFan

 
Posts: 6336
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:44 pm
Location: SoCal

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:07 am

LTLakerFan wrote:Let's see how happy he and Bynum and everyone are playing for "All Day Every Day" all damn season.

doesn't matter if he gets unhappy or not. The Cavs have him for 3 more years no matter what. Unless of course a trade happens but that stuff would surface until his last year of his deal.
Image
"I just put my faith in God. Through him we can do all things"
- Kobe Bryant, March 24, 2004
User avatar
Battle Tested20

 
Posts: 11649
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:39 pm
Location: San Diego, CA (SDSU)

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby therealdeal on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:28 am

noobiew wrote:Zero chance he bypasses the guaranteed max money coming off his rookie deal from the Cavs, with the new CBA, all the young superstars will get more and signed the max-contract extension deal with the team that drafted them once their rookie contact ended, just like John Wall, Paul George, Antonio Davis etc ...

That Antonio Davis is some real young talent.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40268
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby noobiew on Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:08 pm

therealdeal wrote:
noobiew wrote:Zero chance he bypasses the guaranteed max money coming off his rookie deal from the Cavs, with the new CBA, all the young superstars will get more and signed the max-contract extension deal with the team that drafted them once their rookie contact ended, just like John Wall, Paul George, Antonio Davis etc ...

That Antonio Davis is some real young talent.


:man10: Damn my bad, Anthony Davis indeed.
Michael Jordan : "My Chicago team are the all-time greatest"
Magic Johnson : "Put me with Kareem, James Worthy, Cooper and Byron Scott, and we'd dominate your Bulls team"
User avatar
noobiew

 
Posts: 5564
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:55 am

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby therealdeal on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:22 am

noobiew wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
noobiew wrote:Zero chance he bypasses the guaranteed max money coming off his rookie deal from the Cavs, with the new CBA, all the young superstars will get more and signed the max-contract extension deal with the team that drafted them once their rookie contact ended, just like John Wall, Paul George, Antonio Davis etc ...

That Antonio Davis is some real young talent.


:man10: Damn my bad, Anthony Davis indeed.

:man9:
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40268
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Irving Sidesteps Question About Signing Max Deal With Cavs

Postby revgen on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:42 pm

I'll give him props for handing the rumors well and saying the right things.

2016 (the year when he's an unrestricted FA) is a long ways away. Will he leave the Cavs in 2016 if he feels they can't get any better? Maybe. But that's 3 years from now. Way too early to be starting rumors.
"Every time he’s hurt, he always plays, he always comes through."

- Metta World Peace on teammate Kobe Bryant
revgen
HDTV/Multimedia Guru
 
Posts: 21720
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:53 pm
Location: Southern California


Return to NBA Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.