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Kyrie Irving threatened to sit out season if Cavs didn’t trade him, report says

Kyrie Irving pulled out all the stops to make sure he was traded away from the Cavaliers last summer.

According to, Irving asked team owner Dan Gilbert for the trade. When Gilbert initially said no, Irving threatened to have knee surgery, which would cause him to miss time.

Although the surgery would be minor, he said he wouldn’t come to training camp and then opt to have the surgery during the season.

Saves like her thwarting of Team USA archvillain Marie-Philip Poulin in the shootout. Stops like that last, “golden save” on Canada’s Meghan Agosta.

“I’ve watched the celebration about 50 times. It’s just awesome,” says Rooney, who stopped 29 of the Canadians’ 31 shots in regulation and overtime before turning back four of six in the shootout. “But when I replay it in my head, I picture the save. Then I picture the bench, and seeing my teammates sprinting at me. And then everything going dark under the dogpile. It’s an indescribable moment.”

However, the Knicks travel to Milwaukee next Friday, and Noah still has family and friends in nearby Chicago. His charitable foundatioh, Noah’s Arc, is also located there.

When asked about Noah’s return, coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Thursday, “We’re not going to comment on that stuff. Personal reasons, he won’t be with us for a couple of games. He works hard to keep himself in shape. He’s professional that way. It’s always tough when you want to play.”

Noah, 32, signed the now largely untradeable contract in the summer of 2016, when Phil Jackson was the Knicks’ president. Now, with a glut of big men on current president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry’s roster, the 11-year veteran has appeared in only seven games this season, averaging 5.7 minutes, 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds.

The Knicks summoned 6-7 rookie shooting guard Damyean Dotson from the G League to take Noah’s spot on the roster.lions_010

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