Since the start of July, Kyrie Irving's days in Cleveland were numbered. The roster was not improving, the front office was changing, and attitudes started to clash in the locker room.
Despite the fact that Kyrie was on a championship winning team while playing alongside the best player in the world, he was unhappy playing second fiddle to a team that wasn't good enough to beat the Warriors anyway.
When he was finally traded to the Boston Celtics earlier this week, many in Cleveland marked it as the end of their run. Even with Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, they'd never truly replace the presence of Kyrie.
So yeah, it could very well be the end of their dominant Eastern Conference Finals run. But it may not be the end of roster changes.
Even after the Irving trade, rumors are swirling about a new Cavs player that could be on the block: Iman Shumpert.
According to a source by ESPN, Shumpert was close to being dealt earlier in the year to the Wolves and Rockets. And although no deal has fallen through yet. the Cavs remain "committed" to finding him a new home.
The report claims that Shumpert requested a trade at the end of the season. And while reports are conflicting on the story, it seems likely that his time with the team may be coming to an end much in the same way Kyrie's did.