Daily News – August 6, 2017

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John Wall reacts to Kyrie Irving’s situation with Cavs, timing of his deal
Author: Chase Hughes
Publication: CSN Mid Atlantic

It was a major coincidence that on the same day John Wall agreed to terms on a supermax contract that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season, news broke of fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. One Eastern Conference star was committing to his team for the long-term, while another was looking for a way out.

Wall in many ways has what Irving wants. He is the face of a franchise and is treated as such. Meanwhile, Irving has a few things Wall himself covets. That duality was clear in Wall’s opinion on the matter, which he shared following the press conference to announce his new contract on Friday at the Verizon Center.

“That was crazy to me. I didn’t know that was happening at all. Well, too bad,” Wall said of the timing. “It’s kinda tough. If I had been to three straight [NBA] Finals, I’d want to stay but you never know what type of relationship or what type of details they have going on the backside. Nobody knows what’s going on behind closed doors. He’s one of those guys who wants to be the main guy. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavs Notes: Nothing close in Kyrie trade efforts
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: Amico Hoops

A recent report outlined a Phoenix Suns’ trade proposal for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. The deal reportedly went like this, according to a Minnesota sports radio station (and detailed by azsportscentral.com):

Veteran point guard Eric Bledsoe, second-year power forward/center Dragan Bender, and a first-round draft pick … for Irving.

Needless to say, this is something the Cavs would turn down. They love Bledsoe and they certainly like the idea of a first-round draft pick from a rebuilding team. As for Bender, well, not so much. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


What NBA players are saying about Kyrie
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: Amico Hoops

Here is what a few opposing players have had to say about the Kyrie Irving trade request with the Cleveland Cavaliers:

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, to local reporters:

“It’s kinda tough. If I had been to three straight Finals, I’d want to stay. But you never know what type of relationship or what type of details they have going on. Nobody knows what’s going on behind closed doors. (Irving is) one of those guys who wants to be the main guy. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


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