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Could the Cavaliers lose Kyrie Irving?

Four years after LeBron James fled, Cleveland is at a crossroads with its new star

Updated: February 25, 2014, 4:01 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

If Kyrie Irving truly wants to be on a different team next season he can probably make it happen.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will offer Irving a maximum contract extension once they're allowed to on July 1, and if he hasn't signed it by October, the team will likely be forced to trade him before the Oct. 31 deadline for third-year players to extend their contracts.

The Cavs aren't without leverage. They can match any deal offered if Irving hits restricted free agency in the ...

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