Kyrie Irving almost traded to Suns in potential Paul George-to-Cavs trade
With all the trade rumors linking Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love’s name has surfaced as the potential star the team needs to give up in order to land the Indiana Pacers forward. However, news has emerged that Kyrie Irving was considered to be shipped out of Northeast Ohio during draft night.
Apparently a trade was being brewed together with the Phoenix Suns that would send the All-Star point guard to the Suns in exchange for Eric Bledsoe and the fourth overall pick. The Cavs would then send the pick to the Pacers, which will allow them to secure the service of PG13.
In the rearview now but heard from very reliable source talks were very real pic.twitter.com/lxGyZKjZVM
— Vince Grzegorek (@vincethepolack) June 26, 2017
If this trade materialized, it had the makings of being one of the more surprising deals of the offseason, especially with Irving’s name not being thrown in the mix of potential deals to bring in George to the Cavaliers. It’s also surprising that the team is willing to give him up even after his solid play in the past couple of seasons.
For now, Irving remains with the Cavs, but with free agency starting on July 1st, his name might be included in more trade chatter moving forward, as it has now been revealed that his team is already looking into parting ways with him, and revamping their roster. It is also worth noting that LeBron James is not yet certain if he wants to be with his hometown team beyond next season, which could dampen their chances of contending for more titles in the future.