The only way this Kyrie Irving trade request story makes any sense at all is if he demands to go to Houston. And gets there. Yes, Houston. Home of James Harden. Potential future home of Carmelo Anthony. The Place Where Passing Goes To Die. The Antidote To Everything Warriors. I mean, Irving reading the tea leaves and knowing the Cavs are about to enter a very dark period in their history is not the news here. Dan Gilbert no longer caring about running a basketball operation without empty offices has been the catalyst for LeBron James looking forward to life on the West Coast. The Cavs are a sinkhole collapsing so fast that the assumptions of them cakewalking to the 2018 NBA Finals are heading
Those hoping for a quick resolution on the Los Angeles Lakers’ courtship with Derrick Rose are out of luck. The New York Knicks free agent guard will have a “face-to-face meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers in coming days,” according to Chris Haynes of ESPN, who adds that Rose is not “expected” to make a decision “until next week.” The Lakers met with Rose Thursday, and their session reportedly “went well.” The Lakers are looking for a “veteran” point guard to mentor rookie No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball, and Los Angeles has the $4.3 million room exception available to offer Rose. The Cavaliers can only offer Rose the veteran’s minimum. As of Thursday it also appeared as though the Lakers could offer
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