The NBA rumors suggests that Cleveland Cavaliers will eventually trade Kyrie Irving. But some reports says otherwise, he will remain a member of Cavs until offseason 2018.
With nearly a month after he begged for a trade, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving remains a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Trading Kyrie Irving was always distinctly to be an exquisite process for the Cavs. The four-time NBA All-Star should require a massive return, likely a combination of high draft picks and a star forward to help out superstar LeBron James and Kevin Love. Anything less than a LeBron James’ ransom could be discern as a huge failure for the Cavaliers.
However, finding an organization that is indeed willing to give up that package of assets that will comply with the Cavaliers need is seemingly proving cunning.
The latest NBA rumors comes from Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com in which he claims that the Phoenix Suns want Kyrie Irving and would be ready to move Eric Bledsoe, a first-rounder draft pick in 2018 or 2019, and the number four overall selection from the 2016 NBA Draft, Dragan Bender.
The Cavs would preferably like the Suns’ rookie Josh Jackson in any trade deal. But Jackson, the fourth overall pick from this year’s draft process, doesn’t sound too affirmative regarding the probability of moving to Cleveland. “I think if that [a trade to the Cavaliers] was going to happen, it would have happened by now,” Jackson said on Sunday.
Giving up Jackson for star Irving would be a major gamble for the Phoenix should Irving doesn’t resign with the teal when he becomes unrestricted free agent in offseason 2018 and walks away after a season.
Another option for Kyrie Irving is a trade to the Detroit Pistons. There was a “conversations” between the Pistons’ franchise front office and the Cavaliers during the first week of the month. However, neither the Suns nor the Pistons were on Irving’s reported list of preferred destinations.
Irving has purportedly asked for a trade to the Cavaliers franchise owner not because the team can’t win — three straight NBA Finals with a championship title in there says otherwise — but because Irving wants to be a big gun on his own team.
Irving is demanding a trade because he is tired being second to LeBron James’ name, or because the Cavaliers are too overrated for his tastes. The Cavaliers have now seen the true colors of Kyrie Irving. He prioritizes the prestige of self over collective achievement.
If no NBA team makes the Cavaliers a satisfactory offer, then the only realistic alternative is to head into training camp with Irving still a core member of the Cavs roster. However, according to the Cleveland.com, Irving will be moved prior to the start of the 2017-18 NBA season.
Kyrie Irving still have a couple of years remaining on his current contract with the Cavaliers. It isn’t totally unbelievable that stars Irving and James will end up playing together this upcoming season. The process of moving Irving is unquestionably eating up time that the Cavaliers could use on making its roster better.