The Detroit Pistons are among the teams with a strong interest in Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.
Per the report: “A person with knowledge of the Pistons’ front office told the Free Press recently that the organization is interested in the four-time NBA All-Star, who nailed the winning shot to clinch the 2016 NBA title for the Cavs.”
Irving reportedly requested a trade last month.
The Cavs have held serious trade talks with no less than seven teams, sources told Amico Hoops, and reportedly have received calls on Irving from more than 20.
Phoenix and Minnesota are said to be the early frontrunners for Irving, but sources cautioned no deals are close and a new team or teams could emerge with more entertaining offers.
The Cavs are seeking a promising young player, a proven veteran and draft picks in return for Irving. As reported on Amico Hoops earlier this week, the Cavs are not concerning themselves with Irving’s supposed “wish list” of teams in their attempts to move him.
Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy has admitted the team has held conversations with the Cavs about Irving, per Pistons.com.