The Kyrie Irving saga in Cleveland could be just a classic case of miscommunication. The Cavaliers star point guard reportedly requested a trade in order to play for a franchise where he can be the focal point, instead of being LeBron James’ sidekick. Irving also apparently was irked the Cavs had included him in trade talks for Paul George, and now it appears that the 25-year-old star might be under the false impression that James was behind the trade talks for George. FOX Sports 1’s Chris Broussard reported Friday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” that the Cavs, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns had a deal in place to send Irving to Phoenix, and the star guard believes that James was trying to force him out of town.
The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly offered Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger their general manager job. A deal is expected soon, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday. The 37-year-old Winger is an assistant general manager/team counsel for the Thunder. He would report directly to Lawrence Frank, the Clippers' new president of basketball operations. On Aug. 4, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer announced that Doc Rivers will no longer be the team's president of basketball operations, allowing him to concentrate on his primary coaching duties. Winger has spent the past seven years with Oklahoma City, working alongside executive vice president and GM Sam Presti. Winger,
While a number of different rumors have linked LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers once he's eligible for free agency come the summer of 2018, one of the biggest stars in the city doesn't believe that will ultimately be the location James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers for. During a recent interview with the Sklar Brothers, which was transcribed by Robby Kalland of Uproxx.com, Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin revealed what he believes will happen once LeBron hits the open market next July and it would certainly provide a major change to the landscape of the league as we currently know it. Honestly, I don’t see him coming to L.A. period. Listen, again, I have no idea [laughs]. I think