So far, Cavs getting lowball offers for Kyrie

The Cavs are getting lowball offers for Kyrie Irving so far.

The Cleveland Cavaliers remain engaged with several teams about a Kyrie Irving trade, but so far, they are getting some lowball offers for their disgruntled point guard.

Irving is reportedly not ready to commit long-term to any team that trades for him, as he can become a free agent in the summer of 2019.

The New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are the teams Irving supposedly has on his wish list.

The 25-year-old All-Star wants to keep his options open, a scary thought for any team thinking about trading for Irving.

While the Cavs should be greedy and look to get a big haul for Kyrie, it’s clear they won’t get it since teams view the dynamic scorer as a possible rental player for two years.

The Wolves and Phoenix Suns, two teams that many think have the best shot at landing Irving, have been unwilling to part ways with their young assets.

Suns rookie Josh Jackson, who is eligible to be moved now, is said to be off limits in any trade packages for Irving.

The same goes for Andrew Wiggins, as Minnesota has offered him a five-year, $150 million extension and will not make him available to anybody in a trade — most likely putting a halt to any Wolves-Cavs talks.

Phoenix’s best offer for Irving is reportedly composed of Eric Bledsoe, Dragan Bender and a 2018 first-round pick.

There is no way the Cavs can be that shortsighted and make that putrid deal.

Cleveland is better off asking for Bledsoe, T.J. Warren and Marquese Chriss as a counter offer, and if the Suns say no to that, the Cavs should stop communicating with them and move on to the next team.

Since the Cavs are looking for a blue-chip young player and one or two veterans who can contribute right away in return for Irving, it’s surprising that we haven’t heard any rumors about a possible deal going down with the Denver Nuggets.

Ex-Cav Mike Miller said in late July that Irving would definitely be interested in playing for the Nuggets, but it is unclear if Denver is willing to give up both Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. 

If Irving is still on the roster as training camp approaches, some general managers around the league believe teams will start to include their A-level prospects.

Until that happens, the Cavs can’t trade Irving for rubble just because he wants out.

If they don’t come across a deal that gives them a prodigious return by the start of the 2017-18 regular season, Cleveland’s brass will have to sit Irving down and figure out a way for him to co-exist with LeBron James and the rest of the team again.

11 Comments on "So far, Cavs getting lowball offers for Kyrie"

  1. I’m beginning to think that the Knicks might be our best bet to get value back for KI. Melo obviously wants out of NY, so that puts the Cavs and Knicks in a similar situation. No “non-commitment” belittling of Kyrie’s value between these 2 teams. Teams outside of Irving’s wish list seem to think they can lowball the Cavs due to this “non-commitment” bs. I say let’s deal with the Knicks for Porzingis. Cavs will most likely have to include Tristan Thompson with Irving, but i think it would be well worth it to get Porzingis and Melo.

    Cavs get: Porzingis, Anthony
    Knicks get: Irving, Thompson

    • The problem with that trade, and trust me I like Porzingis,is that the cavs still do not address their PG situation(you cannot rely on D Rose all year) and 2nd not you really have no Center now as well.

  2. Sam,
    Isn’t it possible for the Cavs to send Kyrie to NY, NY send Melo to Houston, and Houston send Anderson to NY with the Cavs picking up players and picks from both NY and Houston which can work to the Cavs advantage? Cavs might be able to send NY rookie guard to Suns for Bledsoe.

  3. Why would any team pay a steep price for a guy who will likely walk after two years? I don’t think offers are going to get any better myself. Ben – Melo won’t have his no trade clause to go to the Cavs so a NY trade us impossible. This one good get prickly. There might not be a good trade for CL and Irving has made it clear that he has no interest in reconciling with CL.

  4. Dont understand why you want Melo. He slows the offense down plays zero defense doesn’t set uphis teammates and generally only cares sbout his own stat line.

  5. Except The Knicks will be crazy to include Porzingis….
    They won’t get younger with that trade,plus, they will be adding another bad contract in Thompson’s. The Knicks offer should be center around Carmelo, this year’s first round pick Fran N, and a future 1st round for Kyrie and a matching contract…

    Why does everyone makes the Knicks to be the NBA fools with their “let’s pimp my team” trade scenarios!

  6. Postings and Anthony for Irving……HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Wow, Cavs fans are delusional. Call it what it is. Irving is a 2 year player. No team in their right mind is going to give up their future and star players for a player who is not willing to commit. Take off the homerism glasses and try looking at it in the perspective of the other team. Sure, Irving is a fantastic player, if you don’t take into account his horrible defence and the fact that he doesn’t distribute the ball (Not a bad thing…..unless you’re a point guard). IF….Irving was willing to commit, the offers would be in line to what he is worth. Instead of being mad at teams who are unwilling to gamble the next 5 – 10 years of their future on a player who MIGHT resign after two years, be mad at your star player who says he doesn’t intend on commiting to any team until his free agency comes around.

  7. Porzingis***

  8. Knicks’ fanbase obviously wants Kyrie Irving very badly if they are trolling Cleveland media sites like Sam Amico’s. I think that’s a big reason why the Knicks will eventually give up Porzingis for Irving. Irving listed New York as one of his preferred teams, so he would clearly commit to the Knicks if traded there. So the argument of Kyrie’s non-commitment issue has no meaning if dealt to NY. Like it or not, Kyrie’s value is at it’s peak if he gets dealt to the Knicks. Porzingis would be the centerpiece the Cavs need to get back in any Irving trade, bottom line. If the Knicks want to include Melo in the deal, that’s up to them. Cavs are not asking for him. Cleveland only wants Porzingis. Cavs would be doing NY a favor taking a 33-year old Carmelo, who has listed his preferred destination as Houston.

  9. I’m with you Sam. These teams so far want an elite player for basically junk players. 4 quarters do NOT equal a dollar in sports, especially in the NBA.

  10. If Knicks wanted to trade Prozingis 1. they would of already had Irving and 2. they could get a better package of assests in terms of youth and picks for him. The whole purpose for knicks of getting Kyrie is to pair him with Prozingis. Trading Prozingis for Kyrie is Melo trade all over again … Not happening

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