Iman Shumpert says he and teammates not surprised Kyrie Irving requested trade

The exit of Irving will allow the team to revamp its offensive approach to get the versatile scorer more consistent usage during his fourth season in Cleveland. Meanwhile, Daniel Theis questions invaded my Twitter mentions and people seem plenty curious about Semi Ojeleye. It’s not that they aren’t still friends – “It’s all love, Kyrie and I still talk all the time”, Shumpert said – but after the Cavs traded Irving to the Boston Celtics last month, the two are no longer teammates. Shout out to you guys for being so interested in the entire roster. While most felt Thomas was wronged by the Celtics considering what he has done in his short time, most also criticized Kevin Durant for signing with the Golden State Warriors in free agency.

To reach the National Basketball Association, the 450 players who comprise the league’s 30 rosters throughout a given season have not only to possess athleticism and skills few mortals can match, but those attributes also must be paired with a competitive streak necessary to fight through the millions of people who also grow up dreaming of claiming one of those select spots. He says, “Kyrie did what was best for him”.

Love is under contract with the Cavaliers for three more years.

Since the trade, much of the discussion has been about loyalty between the players and teams.

He’s basically saying, ‘I’m ready to deliver.’ That’s big”. According to Shumpert, Irving’s frustration with the Cavs wasn’t about any personal issues, but rather his fit in playing alongside fellow stars LeBron James and Kevin Love.

The drama surrounding Irving’s situation was the biggest story happening. Opportunity, as Lue said, simply hasn’t been there for Love since he’s been in Cleveland. Whether there was animosity between James and Irving behind the scenes may never be known.

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