We may be nearing conclusion in the drama between Kyrie Irving and the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves have made trade offers for the four-time All-Star and former NBA champion.
According to the report, the Heat are willing to part with Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic, while the Suns are refusing to include No. 4 overall pick Josh Jackson in any deal.
Trade packages for the other teams are unclear, but the Spurs were reportedly offering LaMarcus Aldridge at the NBA Draft, Carmelo Anthony was among trade speculation to the Cavaliers, DeAndre Jordan would likely have to be included in any trade from the Clippers, friend of LeBron James Eric Bledsoe makes sense in a swap for Irving and the Timberwolves would almost certainly need to move Andrew Wiggins in any deal.
According to Wojnarowski, the Boston Celtics have yet to make an offer, but are “monitoring” the situation. We’ll go ahead and lump this into the doubtful file, for what it’s worth.
We’ll see if there is any conclusion before the season begins, but with two years and a player option remaining on his deal, the Cavaliers should feel no pressure to get a deal done.