This summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers will need to decide whether or not they want to offer a max contract to Kyrie Irving. According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, the answer to that question is "no." While there is no denying Irving's ability to put up numbers on a nightly basis, the Cavaliers may have grown tired of waiting for him to become a leader on the court. Couple that sentiment with his "unwelcomed reputation as a locker-room problem" and you may have the perfect look into the thought process of the front office. Plus, it doesn't help that the Cavs organization has been continuously hearing about how Kyrie wants out of Cleveland.
With the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, the Cavaliers could potentially draft a franchise player like Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or to a certain extent, Joel Embiid and build from there. Irving may already have one foot out the door and the Cavs are probably perfectly fine with that.
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[via New York Daily News]