Shortly after ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reported Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade last week, Kevin Love replied to a Twitter message asking how things are Friday by saying they're "a little peculiar."
Love's written remarks come two days after Irving told Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray he thought the Cavaliers were "in a peculiar place."
On Friday, both Windhorst and NBA.com's David Aldridge reported Irving requested a trade because he wants to play for a team where he would be the "focal point" instead of playing second fiddle to LeBron James.
"(Irving) said he wanted to be the focal point, wanted to be the franchise player and no longer wanted to play alongside LeBron," one source told Aldridge.
Love, meanwhile, is set to enter the third year of a five-year contract he signed with the Cavaliers in July 2015 after he was one of four players to average at least 19 points and 11 rebounds last season.