Somebody's in for a big win.
There's still been no deal since the news that Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland went viral. Irving has since put out a wish list of his most desired destinations, but at the end of the day, the star point guard is still under contract. That not only means that the Cavs have no obligation to trade him, even if they do, Irving has absolutely no say in where he'll end up.
That reality however hasn't stopped Kyrie from continuing to sound off and make his desires clear. Upon leaving Cleveland, sources say that Kyrie wants to head for the Big Apple.
Kyrie Irving "very badly" wants to join the New York Knicks. (Via Pablo Torre - ESPN)— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) July 27, 2017
If being the face of a franchise and undisputed alpha of a team is what Kyrie truly wants, he'll still have to fight for it out in New York.
If you polled the Knicks organization, the consensus opinion would likely be that they've already anointed Kristaps Porzingis to be the eventual cornerstone piece of the team.
If that's something that Irving truly wants for himself, he's going to have to take it. That won't be guaranteed simply because the Knicks aren't very good.
ICYMI: The Cavaliers, Knicks, and Suns discussed a three team trade in the wake of Kyrie Irving's trade request. pic.twitter.com/g0mgRvYRJz— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 22, 2017
If being the man is what he wants, he's surely putting himself in position to compete for the role. The question now is, will he get that opportunity in New York?