The San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks have made offers to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Reportedly over 20 teams have inquired about the four-time all-star. Wojnarowski says Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman is talking and listening to calls, but doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to strike a deal that would send Irving to another team.
The Heat are open to including Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow in a trade, while the Suns don’t want to put lottery pick Josh Jackson on the table.
The Cavaliers are reportedly looking for a return similar to one that the Denver Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011. While other executives around the league are looking for a deal more similar to the one that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.
Irving’s trade demands became public last week, with the one-time champion reportedly looking to get out of teammate LeBron Jame’s shadow. He was also not happy with being included in trade talks earlier in the month for players like Butler and Paul George, who was reportedly offered for Irving in a straight-up deal by the Indiana Pacers.