This can be filed under “due diligence,” but the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly receiving calls regarding a potential trade for All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. FOX Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico reports that the Cavs, with news that they may not be offering the reigning All-Star MVP a maximum contract, are on the receiving end of some stone-turning GMs who would likely pounce at the chance of adding one of the game’s best 22-year olds to their roster.
#Cavs have fielded a couple calls about Kyrie Irving, league sources say. Given talk of max extensions, not surprising teams willing to ask.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) May 31, 2014
The Houston Rockets are believed to be one team looking at Irving.
In April, The Morning Journals’ Bob Finnan wrote that the team was expected to offer Irving a five-year deal worth $80 million. This weekend, however, he’s backpedaled a bit, stating that one should not assume that a max contract is in the works, citing the ever-elusive “scuttlebutt.”
These sort of stories are bound to rear their heads as we progress toward the July free agency period. Given that the team has nary a head coach and has the No. 1 pick in the impending NBA Draft, it’s pretty safe to assume that the priorities will align with the timeline.
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