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Could Utah Re-ignite the Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors From Last Month?

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Kyrie Irving has reportedly asked to be traded away from Cleveland.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ricky Rubio + Dante Exum for Kyrie Irving

Ricky Rubio + Derrick Favors for Kyrie Irving + Channing Frye

Ricky Rubio + Alec Burks for Kyrie Irving + Channing Frye

Ricky Rubio + Dante Exum for Kyrie Irving

Derrick Favors + Dante Exum for Kyrie Irving

Ricky Rubio + Joe Johnson for Kyrie Irving + Channing Frye