Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kyrie Irving recently requested trade from Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Kyrie Irving apparently wants out of “Believe Land.” According to a Friday afternoon report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Irving requested a trade away from the Cavaliers just last week.
“The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said,” writes Windhorst.
League sources confirmed the report to Adam Zagoria of FanRag Sports.
The 25-year-old Irving has notably spent his entire six-year NBA career as a member of the Cavaliers after Cleveland originally selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Duke.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.