It’s quite clear that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been eyeing for a high-quality and widely accepted prospect star player in any potential trade negotiation for the point guard Kyrie Irving. The Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson was in the mix before, but now the Cavs may have its interests on a certain basketballer playing in in the Empire State City.
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis has become the main prospect targer for the Cavaliers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. As the storied franchise continues its hunt for a potential trade partner, the Cavs is moving on from Irving and move forward under the conjecture LeBron James won’t re-sign with the organization following the 2017-18 NBA regular season, thus the need for a young core and emerging talented star like Porzingis.
That’s not to conclude that the Cavaliers wouldn’t be jump at the opportunity to re-ink James next offseason, but the Cavs franchise owner Dan Gilbert and new general manager Koby Altman comprehensively understand that they cannot be compassionate in this matter and risk another plummet in the depths just like the last time LeBron James left Cleveland to play in Miami Heat. That’s why the Cavaliers have been digging the league in hope to acquire promising players like Jackson, Porzingis, Boston Celtics Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum and Denver Nuggets second-year guard Jamal Murray, according to the report.
The main complication with adding Porzingis to the Cavs roster? The Cavaliers would be forced to take on Joakim Noah’s contract. He is owed more than $55 million over the next three season after signing a four-year contract, $72 million deal with the Knicks in the offseason last year.
rookie Lonzo Ball to the roster by trading Porzingis for the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.Further screwing matters is that Porzingis’ relationship with the Knicks. This summer has been a vehement one for Porzingis, as he has seen his favorite assistant coach fired and his name dangled in trade discussions swirling around the league, and most recently in a report claiming that the former Knicks president Phil Jackson wanted to add Los Angeles Lakers
Latvian professional basketball player Porzingis has done his best to put an end to concerns by publicly claiming that he considers New York “home” and wants to remain with the Knicks for his entire NBA career.
For now, the Cleveland Cavaliers will keep eyeing over the NBA in the hopes a franchise grows agitated and wants to make a big offer for Irving.