Brian Windhorst tweeted that it happened during a meeting last week.
Sources told ESPN, Irving wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point.
ESPN said Irving’s agent, Jeff Wechsler, would not confirm or deny this. He told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “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.” He said what was discussed will be kept private.
Wojnarowski said sources told him one of the preferred destinations for Irving is the San Antonio Spurs.
Sources: In the Kyrie Irving meeting with Cavs, one of primary teams raised as a preferred trade destination for him: The San Antonio Spurs.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 21, 2017
FOX 8’s P.J. Ziegler has reached out to Irving’s agent; we are waiting to hear back.
Windhorst also reports LeBron James was informed of Irving’s trade request and was blindsided and disappointed.
Irving has been with the Cavaliers since 2011 when they made him the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.
A Cavs spokesperson told P.J. they have nothing to offer in terms of a comment on the reported Irving trade request.
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Kyrie Irving asked the Cavs to trade him in a meeting last week, sources told ESPN. Story posting on https://t.co/b8H6X39PKb shortly
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 21, 2017