Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving has requested to hit the trade block amid the hectic 2018 off-season. If the Cavaliers decide to go through with it, he’ll have more than a dozen suitors interested him. Of course, only so many teams would make sense for Irving and the Cavaliers, so what team will he suit up for?
The New York Knicks
Why It Works
The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in Carmelo Anthony as of late. However, nothing has materialized reportedly due to that the only asset the Cavaliers were willing to give up was Kevin Love. Now that Kyrie Irving is on the table, it is realistic to think Carmelo Anthony will suit up in a Cavaliers uniform starting next season.
How Does This Benefit The Cavaliers?
Adding one of LeBron’s friends to the roster such as Carmelo Anthony would be a way to get the free agent to return to Cleveland next off season. The addition of Anthony not only would keep the team stay relevant, but also keep LeBron, the team’s main priority happy.
How Does This Benefit the Knicks?
Because of the inevitable departure of Derrick Rose, the Knicks are in need of a new starting point guard. Kyrie, not only would fill the void at guard but in addition, would fill the void as a leader. Because of his experience, Irving would help the younger players on the roster greatly such as Frank Ntilikina and Kristaps Porzingis.
How Does This Benefit Kyrie Irving?
Reportedly, the main reason Irving wanted to be traded was that he was sick of playing the second fiddle to Lebron. However in New York that no longer would be an issue due to their young and inexperienced team. New York would be his best bet to the main option on a team.