Derrick Rose to meet with Cleveland Cavaliers Monday

Oct 25 2016 Cleveland OH USA New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose looks to pass in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 117-88. Mandatory Credit Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Irving is effective off the ball as a spot-up shooter, but he's still better on the ball.

Kyrie Irving could be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers soon if the team relents on his request as rumors say. For the minimum, Rose is a value signing and still effective in the right situations.

Miami would also be taking on some tough contracts.

Which brings us to the ol' sliding scale on athletes' motives.

No one really knows what's going to happen at this point. Join the Nugg Love team!

We're often caught in a vortex between Vince Lombardi's quote, "winning is the only thing", and the opposing view from a childhood adage, "it's how you play the game".

According to ESPN, most of Irving's issues were basketball-related. Victories with James have been plentiful and so have opportunities to shine. "So, eventually, I think the Cavs will trade Kyrie Irving".




However, there's another way to view this development.

It seems there isn't a single theory or angle that hasn't been explored over the last few days since it became known that Irving was looking for an out from Cleveland, and perhaps mostly to move far away from LeBron James.

Then, Threefer Madness featuring Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, the National Basketball Association vs NFL, and Jordan Spieth. Or perhaps the summer after that. That deal reportedly would be worth $148 million over five years. With Irving lining up with fellow All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and rising stars Jabari Parker and Thon Maker, the Bucks will have a potent scorer and a gifted playmaker who would be determined to prove himself. That he didn't like seeing James' friends getting special treatment from the franchise compared to his own friends. The front office, already a mess, would inspire little faith.

After losing the NBA Finals, James saw general manager David Griffin fired by chairman Dan Gilbert, a decision the 32-year-old was wholly against. Then, more on Kyrie's reasons for requesting a trade.

Is playing next to Leonard that much better if he wants to be "the man?" It's the latest development in a whirlwind offseason of negative developments for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Deciding which player to blame for that development is a matter of choice.

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