Following news of his request to be traded, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly interested in four potential destinations.
ESPN sources told Chris Haynes that Irving told the Cavs he prefers to be traded to the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs or Minnesota Timberwolves.
Irving reportedly made the request last week to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and expressed that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, according to ESPN’s sources.
“Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs leadership where we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his future with the team,” Irving’s agent Jeff Wechsler told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “The basis of those discussions and what went on in those discussions are between the Cavs and us. We are respectfully going to keep those private.”
It’s worth noting that Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has also requested a trade out of New York and has expressed his interest in teaming up alongside James.
Also, Irving grew up in nearby Montclair, New Jersey and he would be able to team up with rising star Kristaps Porzingis, while still being the primary option he wants to be.