Report: Kyrie Irving Threatened To Have Knee Surgery If Cavs Didn’t Trade Him

by January 25, 2018
kyrie irving knee surgery trade

In order to force a trade from the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving reportedly threatened to undergo knee surgery during the 2017-18 season.

According to’s Joe Vardon, Kyrie needs a follow-up procedure after breaking his kneecap in the 2015 Finals.

According to multiple sources, Irving threatened to sit out the season and have surgery on his knee, convincing Gilbert and Cleveland’s front office that the relationship with Irving was not salvageable. […]


According to sources, Irving needs minor knee surgery as a follow to the procedure he underwent during the 2015 Finals to repair his broken knee cap. It’s not pressing.

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