Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland. The 25-year-old point guard requested a trade from the Cavaliers in a meeting with ownership last week, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Irving wants to leave Cleveland so he can be the “focal point” somewhere else, per Windhorst. Irving “no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James,” according to the report.
The trade: Anthony to Houston, Ryan Anderson/Kevin Love and possibly additional assets to Miami, Ryan Kelly to New York
(ESPN fails the trade because it still sees Chris Bosh on the Heatˇs roster, but the NBA has ruled that his salary will be cleared off Miamiˇs books when the moratorium ends and the new salary cap officially begins.)
The Heat are taking a player for free into their cap space either Anderson or Love, both which could be useful in Miami under Erik Spoelstra. ESPNˇs Zach Lowe reported that most teams want two first rounders to take Anderson in a salary dump, so if Houston can convince Miami into taking him for just one (in 2020), maybe this could work for the Rockets.
Chances this trade happens: 4 out of 10. Itˇs really hard to make Super Cheap Jerseys China three-team trades, since thereˇs a 50 percent better chance that one team will unexpectedly change their mind and call it off. This one seems like the best shot, but Wholesale Jerseys Cheap the best odds are still that Anthony remains in New York next season.