The Suns are absurdly young and have a wealth of undeveloped talent they could offer in return for Irving. With Josh Jackson, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender on the roster from the last two drafts alone, Phoenix has pieces to deal. Any of those players would need to be paired with current point guard Eric Bledsoe to make a deal work.
Irving would replace Bledsoe and team with Devin Booker to create one of the NBA’s most exciting backcourt duos. Meanwhile, the Cavs would land Bledsoe — who is still young (27) and is coming off a career-best season (21.1 points, 6.3 assists) — and one or more young players to develop. One would assume Jackson, Bledsoe and a draft pick would be enough for Irving, or the Cavs could push for Bledsoe, Chriss, Bender and a pick. Either way, this matchup could work.