Possible Kyrie Irving trade scenario with Suns and Spurs
According to Jared Dubin of CBS Sports, he has formulated a possible deal that could send the 25-year-old to his desired landing spot.
Something like this? pic.twitter.com/jSKKhdz0uo
— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) July 21, 2017
This trade could work in many regards given that several of the players involved in the proposed deal have previously been mentioned in trade rumors this offseason. The Spurs had attempted to move former All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge prior to the 2017 NBA Draft last month that, holding trade talks with Phoenix Suns centered around the third overall pick.
Meanwhile, the Suns have been rumored to be interested in moving Eric Bledsoe if they were to pull a trigger on a trade to help clear up their backcourt. This trade scenario would allow for the Spurs to unload Aldridge to the Suns, who need a proven player to pair with rising star guard Devin Booker.
San Antonio would land a long-term solution to their point guard situation with Tony Parker, who is coming off a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, entering the final year of his deal. Irving would play alongside All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard to lead the franchise moving forward over the next several years.
In this scenario, the Cavs would receive an immediate replacement for Irving with Bledsoe, who is coming off his best season, averaging career highs with 21.1 and 6.3 assists. He is also in the fourth year of his five-year, $70 million deal, which could be seen as a bargain given where the league salary cap is currently situated.
This proposed deal has all the working to satisfy each party involved. It will be interesting to see if these teams would be interested in putting it together.