Kyrie Irving put the entire league on alert when he announced his intention to split up with LeBron James and leave the Cleveland Cavaliers several days ago.
Since then, the 25-year-old point guard has been the subject of inquiries made by over 20 teams. Yet according to REALGM, only six have come through with actual offers.
The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Miami Heat are understood to have put packages on the table for the star, who averaged 25.2 points per game last season and helped the Cavs reach their third consecutive NBA finals this past year.
Cleveland, though, are holding out for a deal similar to what the Denver Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony when he was traded to New York in 2011.
The Nuggets received Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and Timofey Mozgov, as well as
LeBron James has been communicative with Cavs but is not inquiring about any players in possible Kyrie Irving trades, sources say
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 27, 2017
A rival GM looking to land Irving said: “I’ll say this about [Altman]. He isn’t overwhelmed. He’s showing real poise.”
Despite all of this drama, Cavs fans have to be relived to hear that.