- Report: Eastern conference executive says Andre Drummond ‘definitely out of Cleveland’
- Former NBA executive discloses how much Cavs would likely pay Jarrett Allen in long-term deal
- Andre Drummond has hilarious reaction to finding out Cavs traded for another center in Jarrett Allen
- Report: Cavs waive 2 players in aftermath of blockbuster James Harden trade
- Report: Cavs acquire Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince in blockbuster James Harden deal
- Report: Cavs helping Kevin Porter Jr. ‘get his life together before putting him on the court’
- Report: Cavs reveal MRI results of Collin Sexton’s latest injury
- Report: Cavs considered adding Jeremy Lin before signing Yogi Ferrell
- Kevin Porter Jr. highlights relationship with Carmelo Anthony as he remains away from Cavs
- Report: Steve Nash continues to have no update on Kyrie Irving’s mysterious absence from Nets
Report: Cavs ‘Probably’ Could Have Landed Chris Paul and Paul George With Kyrie Irving Trade
- Updated: July 22, 2017
By now, reports that Kyrie Irving is looking for a way out of Cleveland is old news. While Irving may have requested a trade as early as late June, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst believes that if he had let the Cleveland Cavaliers know of his intent to leave just a little earlier, they could have won big on the trade market.
ESPN Cleveland quoted the NBA insider who said that if the Cavs had known sooner they could have likely ended up with newly acquired Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s forward Paul George.
Windy: If Kyrie had told the Cavs this in mid-June, they probably could have traded for Chris Paul and traded Kevin Love for Paul George.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) July 21, 2017
Clearly, this possibility only exists in the past now, but it’s hard not to imagine what could have been. It’s possible that some new exciting pieces may still be coming to Cleveland as a result of a potential trade involving Irving, but George and Paul joining LeBron James in Cleveland would have brought an unrivaled level of excitement for the future.
Unfortunately, this report is just more salt in the wound that is Irving’s trade request.