Report: LeBron James ‘hustling’, suggested Josh Jackson for Kyrie Irving
Is LeBron James staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers? Who knows?
But The King is reportedly working to try to find trade deals for disgruntled point guard Kyrie Irving.
According to ESPN’s Pablo Torre, James has begun hustling for the Cavaliers this offseason, suggesting a trade of Irving for Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson.
Here is what Torre had to say, via Fear the Sword:
Then again, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has sources that are saying LeBron has not been active:
LeBron James has been communicative with Cavs but is not inquiring about any players in possible Kyrie Irving trades, sources say— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 27, 2017
Irving has a preferred landing destination in New York, but there is apparently not mutual interest between the Cavaliers and Knicks. While before it was rumored that Carmelo Anthony would like to in Cleveland with LeBron, but that trade has yet to happen despite the obvious answer to the question of what to do with each player.
Rumor has it that Anthony only wants to play in Houston, and sort of puts the brakes on getting Irving to New York.
Cleveland seems to have lost a bit of leverage with Irving’s open trade request, so it will be interesting to see what the return for Cleveland is once a trade is finally made and we can compare it to the deals for Chris Paul and Paul George.
Irving reportedly isn’t talking to the Cavaliers at the moment so one would have to assume a deal will be coming within the next few weeks.