Spurs Rumors: San Antonio Emerging As Legit Candidate For Kyrie Irving Trade

Beth Cruz
August 17, 2017

The 25-year-old should command a huge return, likely a combination of draft picks and a star forward to help out LeBron James and Kevin Love right now. Cleveland can make their demands, but the fact of the matter is their backs are against a wall with Irving airing out his trade request to the public.

However, according to Wojnarowski, Kyrie would sign a long-term deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

One rumor has the Cavs sending Irving to the Detroit Pistons for a deal involving Pistons center Andre Drummond.

Murray and Thomas have something in common as they are both rumored to be trade baits for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard #Kyrie Irving, who recently asked for a trade.

The forthcoming 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season will start earlier than usual, but we still might not see genuinely legitimate intense negotiations on an Irving trade until we get closer to the all-new season. It's an easy way for the new front office to distance itself from Jackson, who publicly placed Porzingis on the trading block out of spite, mostly, while further alienating the Latvian.

It's no secret that LeBron and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert have had a tumultuous relationship since James" departure via "The Decision' in 2010.

Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland and has made it known that he wants to end up in NY.

In the report, Woj details that while the Cavs are still hopeful that they will be able to re-sign LeBron when he becomes a free agent following this season, they're not "investing blind faith in the hope he will stay".

It can be recalled that Irving listed Spurs as one of the teams he wants to be dealt with as well as the team that he would like to play for. He has been slow to react to Tony Parker's fast decline, but it doesn't mean he's going to gut his team's depth or future just to land Irving.

The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Now, with Irving demanding a trade and apparently feuding with his star teammate, James may be ready to cut the cord. That would provide a powerful one-two punch and possibly give Kyrie the type of role he wants on a team where the other star defers to him. But the problem is his unwillingness to commit which the team can use to protect themselves long term in the departure of Irving.

This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland.

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