The Cavaliers may have been ready to move on from Kyrie Irving before he demanded to be traded. Irving made it known this summer he wanted to be out of Cleveland, but details as to why were never made clear. In an interview with ESPN, it was revealed the Cavaliers explored trading the point guard before he even made the request to be sent to a new team. "I didn't feel the need to say anything because I knew the truth, and so did they," Irving told ESPN. "So it didn't matter what others said." "They didn't want me there," Irving said. When LeBron James was asked by ESPN about Irving suggesting he wasn't wanted, LeBron acted surprised at the claim. "That makes absolutely no sense," LeBron said.