Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The request came last week and was made to Dan Gilbert. Irving no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James and would like a situation where he can become more of a focal point.
Irving can become a free agent in 2019 though he has $60 million remaining on his deal over the next three years. Irving doesn't have a no-trade clause.
"Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs leadership where we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team," agent Jeff Wechsler told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "The basis of those discussions and what went on in those discussions are between the Cavs and us. We are respectfully going to keep those private."
James was informed of Irving's request and was blindsided and disappointed, sources said.
Chris Haynes reports Irving expressed interest in the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Sources tell Wojnarowski that Irving is attempting to take control of his own career and that it's unlikely he would be requesting a trade if there was more clarity on James' future.