Chauncey Billups Knew Kyrie was Unhappy

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Chauncey Billups knew Kyrie Irving was unhappy when Billups was interviewing for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ president job last month. Billups also said his concern over the amount of assets in the franchise if LeBron James leaves in free agency next summer contributed to his decision to pass on the job.

“[Irving’s trade request] didn’t surprise me. I knew as [the Cavs] were doing their due diligence on me I was doing the same thing on them,” Billups said in an interview on the Vic Lombardi Show on Altitude Sports 950 AM in Denver on Tuesday. “I knew so much about the situation that the rest of the world doesn’t know. But it’s unfortunate, man, because [Irving is] a special talent. So much of what he’s been able to accomplish on and off the floor has been as the beneficiary of having LeBron James.”

Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN