According to reports Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offseason just keeps getting better and better. As reported by Brian Windhorst, Kyrie wants out now.
Kyrie Irving asked the Cavs to trade him in a meeting last week, sources told ESPN. Story posting on https://t.co/b8H6X39PKb shortly— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 21, 2017
Now Kyrie Irving apparently has a list of preferred teams—as if Dan Gilbert really cares—and those teams are San Antonio, New York, Miami, and Minnesota. Out of those four he’d really like to go to San Antonio.
ESPN Sources: On Kyrie Irving front, Cavs were given four preferred landing spots: New York, Miami, San Antonio, Minnesota.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 21, 2017
Sources: In the Kyrie Irving meeting with Cavs, one of primary teams raised as a preferred trade destination for him: The San Antonio Spurs.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 21, 2017
How Utah fits in the equation
The Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers had been in trade discussions that involved sign and trading George Hill + picks/players to Cleveland in exchange for Kyrie Irving. One would wonder if Ricky Rubio and his affordable contract would be enticing for Cleveland. It would be a fun reunion to see Love and Rubio back on the same team.
Can NBA off-season get crazier? Yup. Kyrie Irving’s name now linked to Jazz with George Hill going to Cavs in sign-and-trade, per sources.— Mitch Lawrence (@Mitch_Lawrence) June 30, 2017
Here are a few scenarios that are make a trade happen for Utah and Cleveland. These technically work. As far as someone saying yes to it, is a different story.