While it’s been weeks since Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade, nothing has come of it yet. Actually, it seems that the rumors have even cooled off to some extent as well. As Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reminded, there are a select few teams which Irving has called his preferred landing spots, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs.
Even though Irving doesn’t have a no-trade clause and could technically be moved anywhere the Cavaliers wanted, much of the speculation about trades has resulted in him going to one of those four places. There are certainly trade possibilities that would make sense with each of the teams above, but for now, Irving is still LeBron James’ teammate in Cleveland.
But while there haven’t been any concrete trade rumors that have picked up much steam, former Spurs great David Robinson has now sounded off on the prospect of Irving joining San Antonio. When recently speaking with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Robinson said the Spurs would be “crazy not to want a talented guy” like Irving.
Robinson had quite a bit to say, but a few pieces stood out, one specifically was about how the Cavaliers point guard would fit in San Antonio’s system.
“He’s been a force for them,” Robinson noted. “You know, with our system—I can’t really speculate on what it would be like with him—but I certainly think you add a talent like that to a system that can…enhance his impact in the game and make him more efficient.
Time will tell how this all plays out, but realistically, it’s hard to envision the Cavaliers wanting to move Irving to another legitimate contender. Even if they are considering the four teams on Irving’s list, the Spurs have to be one of the bottom preferences for the team.
But, as previously stated, the Cavaliers can move him anywhere they’d like. So if a deal does wind up happening, don’t be surprised if it’s somewhere fully off-the-wall that no fan or analyst has even remotely considered to this point.