Kyrie Irving ‘Very Badly’ wants to be traded to the Knicks

Written by: Joe Ryan

Twitter: @joeryan1621


Okay so like what the hell are we waiting for?! According to Pablo Torre of ESPN, Kyrie really wants to be a New York Knick. I really don’t know what in the WORLD Kyrie is thinking, but screw it, let’s just go get him. If Kyrie wants to play for the Knicks, let’s go get him. We have the assets to acquire him.

Kyrie listed 4 teams on his preferred wish list that he wanted to be traded too. Those 4 teams included the Knicks, Heat, Timberwolves and the Spurs. But guess what? The Knicks are really the only team out of these 4 that actually have the assets to acquire Kyrie. The other teams have pieces but nothing the Cavs are looking for in return. So how can the Knicks acquire Kyrie? Let’s break in down:



Option A: The Easy Way 

Cavs receive: Carmelo Anthony, Frank Ntilikina & Knicks 2018 first round pick

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving & Channing Frye


Carmelo has a chance to reach the NBA Finals with his buddy LeBron. LeBron is happy because he gets another superstar and his best friend in Melo. The Cavs are happy because they have a future in Ntilikina and that 2018 First round pick if Melo and LeBron leave after a year. And the Knicks are happy because, well, Channing Frye is coming back! Oh, and we get Kyrie, but Kyrie is obviously just a throw in for cap purposes (that’s a joke, Relax)



Option B: The More Difficult Way (If LeBron is making the trade for the Cavs)

This is where it gets tricky. LeBron said he wasn’t going to handle the Kyrie trade, but who really believes this? Obviously LeBron wants a star player in return and since he said he won’t waive his no trade clause for “any reason”, LeBron is staying with the Cavs next year. But if he wasn’t actually controlling the trade, and the Cavs wanted to be smart, this is what they would do.

Cavs receive: Frank Ntilikina, 3 first round picks

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving


Cavs are just banking on the future here and LeBron leaving there team next year is inevitable with this trade, but, it puts them in a good position to have a solid future in 5 years and still stay competitive. The Knicks have a really solid team now and for the future as they can send a lineup of

PG: Kyrie Irving

SG: Tim Haradway Jr.

SF: Carmelo Anthony


C: Willy Hermangomez


Obviously we would be in a win now situation, but find me a better starting 5 in the Eastern Conference. You can’t.



Option C: Three Way Trade

Cavs receive: Carmelo Anthony, Eric Bledsoe

Suns receive: Kevin Love, Frank Ntilikina

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Tyson Chandler

Throw in a few picks here and there but that trade seems to work well. The Cavs can just slide Carmelo into the Power Forward position and start Eric Bledsoe and/or Derrick Rose. The Suns finally get their stretch 4 that they desperately need and well the Knicks obviously get Kyrie



Option D: Let’s get Wild

Knicks get – Kyrie Irving, Channing Frye, Alec Burks, Raul Neto
Cavs get: Melo, Dwayne Wade, 2018 first Knicks
Jazz get:  Jr Smith and Lance Thomas
Bulls get: Dante Exum, Kyle Oquinn, Kay fielder 2020 first from Knicks
What a world that would be!


Knicks get Kyrie and some bench players for depth
Cavs get Melo and Wade to stay competitive and add a first rounder in a loaded draft class
Bulls dump Wade, get young prospect in exum.. Oquinn and felder could develop too but they are tanking.. add a future first
Jazz need a scorer and that’s what JR smith is




In my honest opinion, scenario A is the most likely fit but it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out. What if another team wants to be apart of the three team trade? Is LeBron making the decisions? There is a lot to factor.

However, the most important factor is Carmelo Anthony. If he is dead set on going to Houston, then the only trade the Knicks can pull off is option B, but we wouldn’t necessarily be in a “win-now” mode per say. If Melo says he’ll go to the Cavs, the Knicks will get Kyrie Irving. If Melo wants to go to Houston, then the Knicks are out of luck, yet again,


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One comment

  1. Not for nothing , but isn’t Kyrie the one who said the earth was flat? Now he wants to go to the clownshow train wreck that’s the New York Knicks? Don’t know what this fool is smoking or drinking but he needs to leave it alone and deal with Lebron for a few months. Smh.


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