Kevin Love Says 'Things Are a Little Peculiar' Amid Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 2: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving #2 pause on the court during the first half against the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena on April 2, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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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."

Kevin Love @kevinlove

Life is amazing. No complaints. Things are a little peculiar. But no complaints. Now go kick some rocks 🙌🏼 https://t.co/Tz62YyGeYt

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. 

Irving also informed the Cavaliers he would prefer a trade to the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat or Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes

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. 

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