Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade but will not commit long-term to any team that acquires him, according to a report from Cleveland.com.
Irving can become a free agent in the summer of 2019 and the 25-year-old All-Star apparently wants to keep his options open.
The New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are the teams Irving supposedly has on his wish list.
The Cavs have no intention of purposefully honoring Irving’s wishes, sources said, but it may work out so that he ends up on one of those teams.
Right now, it appears the Phoenix Suns feel like they have the best shot at landing Irving. Members of the Suns’ brass reportedly want to know if Irving will sign an extension to stay in Phoenix before they make a move.
Suns rookie Josh Jackson was said to be off limits last week in any Irving talks, but if Phoenix gets word that Irving would consider staying long-term, that could change things drastically.
Sources have told Amico Hoops the Cavs have engaged no less than seven teams, and up to 22, in trade talks centered on Irving.