LeBron James Won't Waive No-Trade Clause For Cavaliers

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

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ESPN's Brian Windhorst recently reported that Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland and out from under the shadow of LeBron James.

Those moves occurred after the Cavaliers were unable to acquire Jimmy Butler or Paul George in trades.

No one really knows what's going to happen at this point.

Irving has listed the Knicks as a preferred destination, along with San Antonio, Miami and Minnesota, per ESPN.

LeBron, who does have a no-trade clause, reportedly doesn't intend to waive it and will play out the 2017-18 season in Cleveland with whoever is on the Cavs roster.

Wiggins was the first pick in the 2014 draft by the Cavaliers but was dealt to the Wolves that offseason as part of the Kevin Love trade.

James is expected to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018, and most expect him to move on from the Cleveland Cavaliers shortly thereafter.

According to the report, Rose has been in serious negotiations with the team concerning possibly signing a one-year, $2.1 million deal.

The interest between the two sides is mutual, and a deal will likely be struck regardless of Irving's status.

The biggest sticking point in a potential Wolves-Cavs trade might be the Teague factor.

Irving, who averaged a career-high 25.2 points and 5.8 assists last season, has three years and $60 millon remaining on his contract, along with a 15% trade kicker. Teaming up with All-Star Kyrie Irving, Rose does not need to perform under the pressure of controlling an offense.

But that hasn't stopped fans of the video game National Basketball Association 2K18 from fantasizing about Irving playing for another team.

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