Did another Cavs player request a trade?
The NBA world was sent into a frenzy this summer when it was reported that Kyrie Irving met with the Cavs’ head brass and requested a trade.
Lost in the fray, however, was that fellow Cavs player Iman Shumpert also requested a trade.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Shumpert asked for a trade after the season was over, but the team couldn’t get a deal done.
Lost in the attention surrounding Irving’s trade request is that Iman Shumpert also requested a trade after the season, multiple sources told ESPN. Cleveland was in talks to trade Shumpert and his $10.3 million contract to Minnesota or Houston, but both deals fell apart. Logic would tell you that the Cavs will remain motivated to find a team to take Shumpert.
Shams Charania refuted that report, saying that Shumpert has not asked for a trade, but that the Cavs are still shopping him around.
Sources: Cleveland guard Iman Shumpert has made no trade request, but Cavaliers have actively shopped him since start of free agency.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 25, 2017
What is going on in Cleveland?
Three straight trips to the Finals, and players want out. Kyrie Irving is headed to Boston, and it looks like the Cavs are still interested in finding a trade partner for a part-time starter.