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Since Lebron James departed Kyrie Irving has become the new King of Cleveland but according to this report the Cavaliers don’t actually see it this way.

Shay Marie

via New York Daily News:

The Cavs are making noises that they aren’t going to offer Kyrie Irving “max money’’ this summer via a long-term extension. They don’t want to deal the 2014 All-Star Game MVP, but it could come to that, especially if the West Orange product and his family continue to tell people that he wants out. Irving hasn’t been a leader in his first three seasons and he’s also gained the unwelcomed reputation as a locker-room problem. Those are two reasons the Cavs don’t see him as a max player.

“He was just handed too much, too soon,’’ said one source. “You’ve got to make these young guys earn it, and that’s where this team did a bad job with him.’’

The 22-year-old former Rookie of the Year is averaging 20.8 points and 6.1 assists a game and was the All-Star Game MVP.  There has been whisperings however that Irving is unhappy in Cleveland and there were numerous reports about his issues with teammate Dion Waiters.  It’ll be interesting to see what the Cavaliers do especially since they hold the No. 1 draft pick yet again and Irving was apart of the long shot plan to bring Lebron back.