Cavs want young asset, veteran starter and draft picks for Kyrie Irving

Jonathan Hernandez
July 31, 2017

The 2018 free agency class will pool together a number of the game's biggest names including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins and many more.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) reacts after making a three-point basket at the end of.

The Boston Celtics improved with the addition of Gordon Hayward while Washington and Toronto are playoff teams but not much of a threat to Cleveland. After Irving and the Cavs mired through three losing seasons, their fortunes changed when James returned. If they can find a very good player who can unleash all of his ability with the Cavaliers, then the path to the Finals in the East could end up being even more hard than it was a year ago. The Heat will surely go "whale hunting" this summer and their challenge begins right now. "Because there's a lot of chatter out there that LeBron's coming to play with the Lakers".

That move may help LeBron's movie career and lifestyle but it doesn't help him beat the Warriors.

Despite their sluggish start to the season, the Cavs bounce back to advance to the NBA Finals. That's what the Cavs and their fans are praying for.

Somebody is going to be right about which team Irving is traded to because predictions have him going to nearly half the teams in the National Basketball Association. But he's since requested a trade, and the Knicks are the odds-on favorite to land him. But whoever trades for Irving is nearly assured of losing the trade. That sounds reasonable enough.

Acccording to ESPN, six teams have made offers to the Cavaliers for the point guard.

The bottom line: The Cavs want a ton for Kyrie Irving, as they should.

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One of the teams that sources around Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving have suggested would be tenable for the point guard is the Miami Heat. Other teams Irving said he'd be willing to join were the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told ESPN.

Willy Hernangomez has attracted interest around the league but he's still an unproven backup. However, even though he was the fourth overall pick in this year's draft, it will most likely take him a few years to become a star player.

Interestingly, Winslow said during a Thursday appearance at the Heat's youth camp that he could appreciate Irving's desire to find his own team to lead, and that he would welcome the opportunity to play alongside the fellow Duke product.

After averaging 18.5 points and 5.4 assists, Irving is named the NBA's Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Cavaliers player to win the award since James in 2004. For now, at least, the Cavs shouldn't be in any rush to pull the trigger on a deal.

Things have disintegrated so badly the Cavaliers can't even get Irving to return their phone calls, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic. They can get something for Kyrie.

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