If that’s true, the All-Start point guard have to wait until he’s a free agent, because there is zero chance the Cavs will trade him to New York.
Unless the Knicks are willing to include Kristaps Porzingis in a deal for Irving, the team doesn’t have any attractive pieces that could facilitate a deal. First-round pick Frank Ntilikina is a really nice prospect, but he’s 18 years old and has a long way to go in his development. Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James want to play together, but there’s no chance the Cavs would accept a declining, overpaid Melo as the centerpiece of a trade.
Basically a Knicks-Cavs deal would have to be Porzingis for Irving and I don’t see New York making the future of its franchise available in any deal.
While we could hear more about a move to the Knicks for Irving, there’s absolutely no way a trade actually happens. I get that a 25-year-old superstar point guard heading to New York is a sexy story, but let’s nip this in the bud right now. It’s not happening.