The Kyrize Irving saga is back on the table for the Cavs.
After a week of drama, the Cavs announced Thursday that they would trade the star point guard, who had been scheduled to become a restricted free agent next summer.
The Cavs have until the end of the week to exercise their right to match any offer for Irving.
But the Cavs have a backup plan, and the team is actively looking to trade Irving.
That plan includes sending him to the Brooklyn Nets for the second pick in the upcoming draft.
The Cavaliers are in a pick-and-roll offense that has led to a lot of turnover and turnovers.
The team has allowed nearly 30 points per 100 possessions, the second-highest mark in the league, according to SportVU data.
Cleveland has allowed about 37.7 points per game, the eighth-highest total in the NBA.
But Irving has never averaged more than 11.5 points in a game.
The 24-year-old has shot 42.4 percent from the field and 42.3 percent from 3-point range in the playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-5 when Irving misses a game, including the playoffs, this season.
Irving averaged 13.4 points and 5.1 assists per game in the regular season, but the Cavs also shot 39.1 percent and scored 41.2 points per contest when he did play.
The Cavs have also struggled defensively this season, allowing opponents to shoot 60.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Irving has shot just 40.7 percentage from 3 this season when he has been on the floor.
The team also is losing Kevin Love to a sprained right knee, which is not expected to affect Irving.