Sport NBA trade rumors: Kyrie Irving reportedly prefers Clippers

03:20  12 august  2017
03:20  12 august  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Shortly after news of Kyrie Irving 's trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers became public, a list of his preferred destinations The Knicks are reportedly willing to trade Anthony for Irving , but wouldn't consider dealing 7-foot-3 prized big man Kristaps Porzingis. Clippers ' Rivers loses front office role.

The Knicks, Spurs, Timberwolves and Heat are reportedly his preferred teams. Kyrie Irving 's trade demand sent shockwaves around the NBA world on Friday. (Or, if you're a flat-Earther, along the NBA world).

Kyrie Irving reportedly would prefer getting traded to the Clippers.

On the HoopsHype podcast, NBA analyst Peter Vecsey said Irving likes Jerry West and what he has done for teams in the past and likes the prospect of being on a team where West has a say in how the team is formed.

“I’m told [Kyrie] wants to play for the Clippers. […] That’s the team I was told he wants to play," Vecsey said. “He loves L.A. He’s been working out a lot there this summer."

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving © (Getty Images) Cleveland's Kyrie Irving

The Clippers don't have much in the way of assets to trade for Irving but they reportedly have already made at least one offer to the Cavaliers to get the All-Star point guard.

Irving does not have a no-trade clause, so he has limited leverage in determining where he ends up if he leaves Cleveland.

NBA trade rumors: Kristaps Porzingis emerges as primary target in Kyrie Irving trade search .
The Cavs could be looking to trade Kyrie Irving for a certain basketball unicorn — Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis.Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis has become a "primary target" for the Cavs, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. As Cleveland continues its search for a trade partner — Wojnarowski calls an Irving trade "inevitable" — the franchise is moving forward under the assumption LeBron James won't return following the 2017-18 season, thus the need for a young, emerging star like Porzingis.

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