With Kyrie Irving trade speculation running rampant, here is a list of potential trades that Cleveland could consider.

Phoenix Suns

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The Phoenix Suns have been the leaders in the clubhouse to obtain Kyrie Irving’s services. The Suns are a young team with a plethora of assets, and they have Eric Bledsoe, an underrated point guard that would be a great fit in Cleveland. Bledsoe is friends with LeBron James, which has led to the pairing being discussed throughout the offseason. The Suns seem interested in Irving, but he might be a poor fit with emerging star Devin Booker. Both are offensive superstars, but they won’t be able to stop anyone defensively. Sources say the Cavaliers are interested in Booker, but the Suns aren’t willing to deal him in any trade. 2017 4th overall pick Josh Jackson has been talked about in potential deals, but the Suns will likely want to keep him too. But if they want Irving, they’ll have to give up some quality assets.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Josh Jackson, 1st round pick (with protections)

Suns receive: Kyrie Irving

This has been a trade that many have speculated in recent weeks. Sources have stated that the Cavaliers would accept this trade if it was offered, but the Suns aren’t willing to part with 2017 first round pick Josh Jackson. Phoenix owns their own first round picks and Miami’s 2018 (1-7 protected) and 2021 (unprotected) first round picks. This would be a great trade for Cleveland and a horrible trade for Phoenix.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, T.J. Warren, 1st round pick (with protections)

Suns receive: Kyrie Irving

This seems like a more likely trade that both teams might accept. T.J. Warren is an underrated offensive small forward who would thrive in a sixth man role. He’s not a great defender or three point shooter, but he’s a great scorer. He would need to expand his range in Cleveland to help space the floor for LeBron James. Warren will be a restricted free agent after the season, so the Suns might not be able to keep him long-term anyways. But he’s a valuable piece that both teams could use.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Dragan Bender, 1st round pick (with protections)

Suns receive: Kyrie Irving

Dragan Bender didn’t live up to the hype in his rookie year after being selected fourth overall, but he’s young, needs a lot of time to develop, and is extremely skilled. He’s a modern day big that has the ability to stretch the floor offensively and defend multiple positions defensively. He’s quick enough to switch most screens and has enough athleticism and length to protect the rim. He wouldn’t be able to help Cleveland and LeBron James right away, but he’d be a long-term piece that could help them in the future. The Suns like Bender a lot, so they might be hesitant to deal him in a trade. This trade has been rumored to be on the table, but it’s not certain that Cleveland is interested in Bender.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Marquese Chriss, 1st round pick (with protections)

Suns receive: Kyrie Irving

Marquese Chriss had a more successful season than Bender as a rookie, but he’s also a major work in progress. Chriss improved drastically during the second half of the season as a starter that played major minutes. He started playing basketball later in life, so he has a lot of developing still to do. His basketball IQ and defensive awareness are major concerns, but he’s a young athletic freak that could blossom into a quality starter. This would be a long-term play for Cleveland, who may not even be interested in Chriss’ services.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Jared Dudley, 1st round pick (with protections)

Suns receive: Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert

This trade depends on whether the Cavaliers see Iman Shumpert as a positive, negative, or neutral asset. If they see him as a positive or neutral asset, then they’d never accept the trade. If they see him as a negative asset that they want to trade, then they might consider this deal. Shumpert could be the backup shooting guard, which was a role destined for Brandon Knight before tearing his ACL. Dudley would be a solid veteran piece for Cleveland that could help them this season. The Suns might need to part with 2 protected first round picks or one unprotected first round pick to sweeten the deal. It’s unlikely that Cleveland would accept this, but it wouldn’t be the worst trade involving a star during the last year.

Milwaukee Bucks

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The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to expand their championship window. With superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, the Bucks have a chance of beating anyone in the Eastern Conference. But if they want to get past the Warriors, they’ll need to add some firepower to their roster.

Cavaliers receive: Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving

Although Irving is better than Middleton in a vacuum, Middleton might be more valuable to Milwaukee than two guaranteed years of Irving. Middleton is one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He has a lot of Jimmy Butler in his game. The Bucks probably won’t accept a deal with Middleton involved, and instead would want a trade revolving around Jabari Parker. Parker has a lot of ability, but has torn his ACL twice. He may never play again. And if he does, he might never be the same athlete that scored twenty points per game this season. The Cavaliers would likely do this deal, but Milwaukee would be foolish to accept such a trade.

Cavaliers receive: Khris Middleton, Thon Maker

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving

Since the Bucks probably won’t want to trade Middleton for Irving straight up, it’s unlikely that they’d accept a trade for Middleton and Maker. Thon Maker seemed like a reach when he was picked 10th overall in the 2016 draft, but he proved his worth last season. He’s a stretch five that can shoot from deep, switch most pick and rolls, and protect the rim. He’s a perfect fit for today’s NBA. Maker still has a lot of room for development, but he looks like a big piece of Milwaukee’s future. He’s a great fit with Giannis. They might consider this trade, but it would be a mistake.

Cavaliers receive: Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving

This trade seems like the most likely of the potential Bucks-Cavaliers trades. Cleveland likely won’t accept a trade that doesn’t involve Middleton, since he would be a fantastic fit with LeBron James. Brogdon is a low-upside point guard that could be a solid starter or fantastic backup. He’d likely take over Irving’s spot in the rotation, but he doesn’t have Irving’s upside.

Cavaliers receive: Khris Middleton, Matthew Dellavedova

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving, salary filler (Frye, Shumpert, or Smith)

The Bucks might be able to convince the Cavaliers to trade for Dellavedova. He was part of the 2015 NBA championship team and seems to be friends with LeBron James. He fits well in Cleveland’s culture, and might be a player that LeBron wants to play with. Middleton and Delly for Irving won’t work, but the Cavaliers can trade another player to make the salaries work. Channing Frye could be that player, but he’s a similar player to Teletovic. The Bucks might not want him, but his ability to stretch the floor would be useful when Giannis is on the floor. Iman Shumpert is another option for a salary filler. He’s a solid role player that can defend and shoot threes (although his shot was inconsistent last season). JR Smith would be the final option for a salary filler, but the Cavaliers seem to like having him on the team.

Cavaliers receive: Jabari Parker, Malcolm Brogdon, John Henson, first round pick (with protections)

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving

The Cavaliers would need to be convinced that Henson is a solid role player before accepting this trade. Otherwise, they wouldn’t even consider it. He’s making a lot of money for a backup center. They’d also need to be convinced that Parker is going to return to full health after his second ACL tear, but even the Bucks aren’t sure of this (otherwise they would’ve signed him to a long-term deal by now). Brogdon or Delly would also need to be traded in this deal. The Cavaliers would need a point guard, and would likely want the better of the two players (Brogdon). But with Delly’s history in Cleveland, he might be the player that LeBron wants. To sweeten this deal, the Bucks might need to offer an unprotected first round pick.

Cavaliers receive: Jabari Parker, Malcolm Brogdon, Thon Maker, Spencer Hawes, first round pick (with protections)

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving

Hawes would likely be waived and stretched after this trade, but he’s needed to make the salaries work. The Cavaliers would need to be high on Parker’s ability to return to form. Maker could be a long-term piece with enough upside to entice them to accept this deal. They’d also need a point guard to take Irving’s place. They could choose Delly over Brogdon, but that would be a mistake. Since Middleton isn’t in the deal, the Cavaliers probably won’t accept the trade. In all likelihood, neither team would accept this trade.

Denver Nuggets

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The Denver Nuggets are one of the best up-and-coming teams in the NBA. With emerging star Nikola Jokic leading the offense, they could use a point guard to help take pressure off of him offensively. Irving would be a major upgrade over anyone that they currently have on the roster at point guard (unless you take into account Jamal Murray’s upside as a point guard).

Cavaliers receive: Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Kenneth Faried

Nuggets receive: Kyrie Irving

The Nuggets aren’t likely going to trade both Murray and Harris for Irving. Both young guards are great fits with Jokic, and Irving might not be a great fit. This would be a huge risk for Denver, especially if Irving walks after two seasons. LeBron seems to be a fan of Faried, who has fallen out of favor in Denver. His game is similar to Tristan Thompson, so it might not be a good fit. But he’s needed in this trade to make the salaries work. In all likelihood, the Nuggets wouldn’t accept this trade.

Cavaliers receive: Jamal Murray, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried

Nuggets receive: Kyrie Irving

This is a trade that the Nuggets are more likely to accept. If I were the Nuggets, I wouldn’t trade Murray or Harris for Irving. But this allows them to trade away a power forward, which will need to happen before the season. They cannot afford to have five power forwards on their roster. Mudiay has been a disappointment in his two seasons in Denver, but point guards always take longer to adjust to the NBA game. He has skills and potential, and it’s possible that Cleveland believes in his talent.

Cavaliers receive: Gary Harris, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried

Nuggets receive: Kyrie Irving

If the Nuggets have to trade Harris or Murray, it’s more likely that they’ll want to deal Harris. He’s the better player right now, but Murray has a lot more upside. Cleveland will probably want Murray (or both), but Denver can always decline if they’re not interested. Any deal will have to involve a power forward. Given Faried’s high contract, the Nuggets will want to move him to save up cap room for the future.

Cavaliers receive: Will Barton, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried, 2 first round picks

Nuggets receive: Kyrie Irving

Cleveland would be crazy to accept this trade, but crazier things have happened in the NBA in recent memory. This is the type of deal that Denver would love to make. Faried is a great fit with Jokic, but he’s terrible when Jokic is off the floor. He won’t be starting with Millsap in town, so he’s a likely trade piece that would get moved in any potential Irving deal (and he helps match salaries). Mudiay has a lot of upside, so Cleveland would have to buy into his hype if they were to accept this trade. Barton is an energy bench scorer, but he won’t get a lot of playing time in Denver. His game is similar to J.R. Smith, so the Cavaliers might not be interested in his services. In all likelihood, they’d laugh at this trade offer anyways.

Boston Celtics

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The Celtics have a ton of assets, so they’d be able to trade for Irving if they wanted to. Since both teams are competing to win the Eastern Conference, it would be risky for both teams to make a deal. It’s unlikely that Boston and Cleveland will trade, but it’s a possibility.

Cavaliers receive: Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford

Celtics receive: Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson

Since Isaiah Thomas has a small contract, an Irving-Thomas trade isn’t possible without other players being involved. The Celtics don’t want to trade Jayson Tatum, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, or Jaylen Brown, so switching Horford for Thompson is their only choice. It’s unlikely that either team would accept a deal because of the risk involved, but this is a potential deal in which both teams will exchange their starting point guards and centers.

Cavaliers receive: Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier

Celtics receive: Kyrie Irving

The Cavaliers might accept this trade. Given the fact that Boston gave up their best defender in Avery Bradley over Jae Crowder, they’ll likely want to keep Crowder and not include him in a trade. Morris and Rozier are in this deal to make the salaries match. Boston could include Brown or Tatum, but they’d want more than just Kyrie Irving in return for a trade involving Thomas, Crowder and Tatum/Brown.

Miami Heat

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The Heat are one of the four teams that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded to. Irving listed the Knicks, Spurs, and Timberwolves as the other teams that he wants to play for. Sources indicate that Irving wants to lead his own team, but Miami is the only team on his list that would allow him to be their star.

Cavaliers receive: Goran Dragic, Justice Winslow, Bam Adebayo

Heat receive: Kyrie Irving

The Heat would probably rather trade Winslow or Adebayo and attach a protected first round pick, but they aren’t able to do this because of the Stepien rule which doesn’t allow consecutive first round picks to be traded. The Heat traded their 2018 and 2021 first round picks to Phoenix (which is why the Suns are an attractive trade partner for Cleveland), so they’d have to include Winslow and Adebayo in this deal. I wasn’t high on Adebayo coming out of college, but he had a great showing in Summer League. Kentucky gets great players and is a successful college basketball program, but there are many examples of players from Kentucky that have skills that they weren’t able to show off in college. Adebayo might be the next one of those players, but I don’t have my hopes up. Winslow projects to be a 3-and-D player if his jump shot ever comes around. He’s struggled so far in his career, but I like his upside. Dragic is an extremely underrated point guard that would fit in nicely with LeBron James. Miami wouldn’t likely do this trade.

New York Knicks

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The Knicks are one of the teams on Kyrie Irving’s wish list. He wants to be the star of the team, but he’ll likely take a backseat role to Kristaps Porzingis in a few years. But in the meantime, he’d be the star in the Mecca of Basketball.

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony (if he waives no trade clause), Willy Hernangomez, first round pick (with protections)

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert

This trade is predicated on Anthony waiving his no trade clause, which sources say he won’t do unless he’s traded to Houston. But he is friends with LeBron James, so that might change his mind. Hernangomez is a young, talented, and he’s on a cheap deal. Cleveland would need to view Shumpert as a negative asset to even consider this trade. Otherwise, they’d laugh at the offer.

Cavaliers receive: Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, 2021 first round pick (with protections)

This trade would’ve made more sense if Phil Jackson was still running the Knicks. Both teams would be trading their problems away. Now that Jackson is gone (the real problem), Porzingis is likely going to stay in New York. Courtney Lee is needed in this deal to make the salaries match. The Cavaliers would need to trade a first round pick to sweeten the deal. Since their 2019 first round pick has already been traded and they cannot trade first round picks in consecutive seasons, they’d have to ship off their 2021 first round pick. It seems likely that LeBron will be gone by then, so they’d want to add protections to the pick.

Golden State Warriors

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Um… why the hell not????

Cavaliers receive: Klay Thompson

Warriors receive: Kyrie Irving

This is never happening, but it would be hilarious!

Minnesota Timberwolves

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Kyrie listed the Timberwolves as a team that he would like to play for. But he also wants to be the leader of his team, which shows that he’s clueless about his worth in the league. He’d be a third wheel behind Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Cavaliers receive: Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng, 1st round pick (with protections)

Timberwolves receive: Kyrie Irving

Andrew Wiggins is due for a pay day and he has yet to live up to the hype. He’s a great athlete and can score, but he’s not efficient. He should be a great defender, but he’s been terrible on that end of the floor. Ironically the Cavaliers were the team that drafted him, but he wouldn’t have been a great fit with LeBron. He still isn’t a great fit with LeBron, but he could take over if LeBron leaves during the 2018 free agency period. He still has a ton of upside. I’m higher on Dieng than most, but he’s overpaid. They’d have to attach a first round pick to this deal for Cleveland to even consider making this trade. In all likelihood, the Cavaliers wouldn’t accept the trade.

San Antonio Spurs

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The Spurs are one of the four teams on Kyrie Irving’s wish list. Given their assets, it would be tough to make a trade for Irving. But since he’s expressed interest, they should be trying to obtain his services. He’d likely re-sign long-term to play with Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard.

Cavaliers receive: LaMarcus Aldridge, 2 first round picks

Spurs receive: Kyrie Irving

The LaMarcus Aldridge experience has not worked out in San Antonio. He’s still a good player, but he’s overpaid and isn’t a good fit on the team. He might be a better fit in Cleveland (especially if they trade Love), but they’d need some more assets to accept the trade. Two first round picks and Aldridge might not be enough, but it’s something that they should offer.

Cavaliers receive: Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Dravis Bertans, first round pick

Spurs receive: Kyrie Irving

This would be a blockbuster deal. Forbes and Bertans are fillers in the trade and would likely get waived, even though they both have enough abilities to make a roster. Danny Green would be a great 3-and-D fit with LeBron James. Kyle Anderson is a solid role player that could help Cleveland’s second unit. Murray is a young point guard with a lot of ability. I’m higher on him than most people, and think he could develop into a future starter. Cleveland might consider this deal if they were high on Murray, but it’s still unlikely that this package would get the deal done.

Three team trades

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler, Miami 2018 1st round pick (top 7 protected and unprotected in 2019), Suns lottery protected 2018 first round pick (top 10 protected from 2019-2020, becomes better of Miami or Phoenix 2021 first round pick if doesn’t convey), rights to swap with Kings 2nd round pick

Kings receive: Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Alex Len (if Suns can agree to deal), Suns 2018 2nd round pick (46-60 protections until conveyed, pick has to fall between 31-45)

Suns receive: De’Aaron Fox, Skal Labissiere, Harry Giles, Channing Frye, Garrett Temple, 2022 Cavaliers first round pick (top 5 protected if both Cavs picks received from Suns are in top 10, otherwise top 10 protected. Same in 2023-2024. 2 2nd round picks if doesn’t convey)

This trade is insane, but why not? Cavaliers will get Bledsoe, who is a great friend of LeBron. Chandler also fits well in Cleveland. They’ll get future picks too. The Kings will get Kyrie Irving, who is the best player in this trade. Knight will miss this season, but he has long-term potential. Len has struggled during his career, but he’s skilled and young. The Suns can keep trusting the timeline by adding a young point guard in Fox to their lineup. Temple is a solid role player. Frye is a solid veteran that has experience in Phoenix. Labissiere and Giles are boom-or-bust bigs that will fit in well with Bender and Chriss. One of Bender or Chriss will start at power forward with the other coming off the bench. One of Labissiere and Giles can start at center with the other coming off the bench. The Suns will struggle early on with this youth movement, but they could become a championship contending team in the future with this talented lineup.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Danny Green

Spurs receive: Kyrie Irving, Jared Dudley, Kay Felder

Suns receive: LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray, 1st round lottery protected pick from Spurs

This trade would send Kyrie Irving to a team on his wish list. He wouldn’t be the star of the Spurs, but he’d help them compete for a championship. Dudley would be a nice veteran piece and Felder is a throw in to match salaries. The Cavaliers get a nice 3-and-D player in Green and a point guard that fits with LeBron in Eric Bledsoe. The Suns get Aldridge, a player that they wanted to sign in the past. They also get a young point guard in Murray that can grow with their youth. He fits the timeline.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Jared Dudley

Grizzlies receive: Kyrie Irving, Elijah Millsap, Kay Felder, Derrick Jones Jr.

Suns receive: Chandler Parsons, James Ennis III, Wade Baldwin IV, Deyonta Davis, JaMychal Green

This would be an interested trade. The Cavaliers would get Bledsoe and Dudley. Both would help them win games right away. The Grizzlies would receive Irving and three lesser players. Irving would be an interesting fit with Conley, but he could be their shooting guard. The Suns receive Parsons, who is a boom-or-bust player. If he regains form, he could be a steal. If his knees are still a mess, he will be a burden due to his salary. They also get Green and Ennis, who are both solid rotational players. Baldwin and Davis are young prospects that could either hit or fail. It’s a risk for Phoenix, but these players fit in with their timeline.

Cavaliers receive: Greg Monroe, Matthew Dellavedova, Jabari Parker

Bucks receive: Anthony Davis, Cheick Diallo

Pelicans receive: Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert

This trade would reunite Dellavedova with the Cavaliers. They’d also get Parker, who could be a bust if he doesn’t return to form after his second ACL tear. If he regains form, Parker will be a steal. Monroe is an expiring contract, but he’s still valuable. The Pelicans gets Irving and Shumpert, who will be two pieces that can help them rebuild. The Bucks get Davis and Diallo. Davis will be their starting power forward. He’s a great fit with Giannis and the rest of the Bucks. Diallo can be a nice bench piece.

Four team trades

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony (waives no trade clause), Kenneth Faried, Malik Beasley, 1st round pick from Denver (with protections)

Nuggets receive: Iman Shumpert, Dario Saric, Justin Anderson, Willy Hernangomez, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Darrell Arthur

76ers receive: Channing Frye Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, 1st round pick from Knicks (with protections)

This would be a tough trade to negotiate. The Cavaliers would receive Anthony if he waives his no trade clause. Faried’s skill set is similar to Tristan Thompson, but LeBron seems to like Faried. Beasley is a young prospect with a lot of upside. The Knicks would get Irving and veteran forward Darrell Arthur. The 76ers get a veteran in Frye, but they’d be happy with two young guards in Mudiay and Barton. Mudiay still has a lot of potential. The Nuggets get Shumpert as a defensive stopper, which is something that they desperately need. Saric is a high upside forward that won’t be getting a ton of minutes in Philadelphia. Anderson has the potential to be a rotational 3-and-D wing if his jump shot improves. Luwawu-Cabarrot is a high upside shooting guard that could take Barton’s role. This trade would also pair the two Hernangomez brothers on the same team. It’s unlikely that a trade of this magnitude will go down, but crazier things have happened in the NBA.

Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Jared Dudley, Jahlil Okafor, 1st round pick from Philadelphia (with protections)

Pelicans receive: Channing Frye, T.J. Warren, Marquese Chriss, Derrick Jones Jr., 2nd round pick from Phoenix

Suns receive: Anthony Davis, Quincy Pondexter, Dario Saric, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

76ers receive: Kyrie Irving

The 76ers don’t need Kyrie Irving, but he’d be a great fit on the team. He can be a shooting guard next to Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons. Simmons plays a lot like LeBron James, so Irving wouldn’t have to adapt his game much. The Cavaliers would get Bledsoe, Dudley, and Okafor in return. Okafor is a wildcard, he could be a solid player or a bust. But he’s worth it given his contract. Dudley will be a nice veteran on Cleveland’s roster. The Pelicans will likely trade away Davis if they struggle to start the season. They’ll also send Pondexter to the Suns, but he’s not key to this trade. They’ll receive a nice veteran in Channing Frye and three young players in return. Jones Jr. isn’t a good player right now, but he’s a great athlete with some potential. Chriss is a boom-or-bust prospect with insane athleticism. Warren will be a restricted free agent after the season. He has legit twenty points per game potential. The Suns get the best player in this trade – Anthony Davis. They’ll take on Pondexter’s contract from the Pelicans. They also receive Saric and Luwawu-Cabarrot from Philadelphia. Both players are young and have a lot of potential. This isn’t a trade that’ll likely happen, but it’s not impossible.

Bill Simmons trades (trade machine)

Wizards receive: Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers receive: John Wall

Not going to happen now that Wall has signed a new deal. This wouldn’t have happened anyways. Wall is a much better player.

Trail Blazers receive: Kyrie Irving, Channing Frye, Kay Felder

Cavaliers receive: Damian Lillard, Shabazz Napier

This isn’t going to happen either. Damian and Irving are very similar players. Napier, Felder, and Frye are basically irrelevant in this deal. It’s essentially a Lillard for Irving trade. Portland wouldn’t do this trade.

Hornets receive: Kyrie Irving, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert

Cavaliers receive: Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, first round pick

Cleveland must think that Shumpert and Frye are negative assets, otherwise they wouldn’t even consider this trade. Walker is a good point guard, but he’s not at Irving’s level. Batum is one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He’d be a great fit on any team. Cleveland would likely want more in this deal.

Cavaliers receive: Bradley Beal, Cold Aldrich, Tyus Jones, top 3 protected first round pick from Minnesota

Timberwolves receive: Kyrie Irving, Kay Felder

Wizards receive: DeMarcus Cousins, E’Twaun Moore

Pelicans receive: Marcin Gortat, Andrew Wiggins, Channing Frye

This is crazy. Each team would be receiving a really good player and some additional pieces to make the salaries match. Beal and a pick would be Cleveland’s assets, Irving would be Minnesota’s asset, Cousins would be Washington’s asset, and Wiggins would be New Orleans’ asset. This trade would be a huge blockbuster, but it’s extremely unlikely to happen.

Cavaliers receive: Dwyane Wade, Khris Middleton, 2018 unprotected first round pick from Milwaukee

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye

Bulls receive: John Henson, Jabari Parker, Kay Felder

Hawks receive: Spencer Hawes, 2nd round pick and 3m cash from Chicago

The Bucks would be idiotic to consider essentially trading Middleton, Parker, and an unprotected first round pick for Irving. They shouldn’t even consider the trade without giving up the pick. At least they would get off of Henson’s contract, but it’s still ludicrous. Wade would end up on Cleveland with his buddy LeBron. But he’s likely going to be bought out, which will allow him to go to Cleveland anyways.

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony (waves no trade clause), Eric Bledsoe, top 10 protected 2018 first from Phoenix

Knicks receive: Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye, top 7 protected Miami 2018 first round pick from Phoenix

Suns receive: Kyrie Irving

This trade is predicated on Anthony waiving his no trade clause. This would be a good deal for Cleveland and their chances of retaining LeBron. Phoenix trades their 2 first round picks in next year’s draft (unless they fall within the protections) and Bledsoe for Irving, which seems like a fair deal. New York also would get a nice haul for Anthony, who they otherwise might have to buy out of his deal.

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Cavaliers receive: Eric Bledsoe, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur

Nuggets receive: Kyrie Irving, Edy Tavares

Suns receive: Channing Frye, Jamal Murray, Kay Felder, 2018 1st round pick from Denver

The Cavaliers would replace Irving with Bledsoe and two Nuggets power forwards. Denver has a log jam at the position, so trading two players would be useful. Arthur and Faried are completely different players, which makes this trade possible. Irving would replace Jamal Murray as their point guard of the future. Murray would replace Bledsoe, which would make an interesting backcourt pairing with Devin Booker. They’d be amazing offensively, but might have issues on the defensive end of the floor.

Cavaliers receive: Danny Green, Adreian Payne

Timberwolves receive: Kyrie Irving

Spurs receive: Gorgui Dieng

I like Dieng more than most, but Green is a better fit on the Spurs. They wouldn’t consider this deal. The Timberwolves are huge winners in this trade. Cleveland also loses this trade. Clearly a Minnesota fan came up with this terrible idea.

Cavaliers receive: Hasson Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Courtney Lee

Heat receive: LeBron James (waives no trade clause), Carmelo Anthony (waives no trade clause)

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Wayne Ellington, Justice Winslow

LOL! This is ridiculous. LeBron and Carmelo won’t waive their no trade clauses. Miami is the clear winner in this trade. New York wins in this trade too. Cleveland is a huge loser in this trade. It’s not going to happen.

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony, Eric Bledsoe

Lakers receive: Courtney Lee, Jared Dudley, Kristaps Porzingis

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Luol Deng, Jordan Randle

Suns receive: Tristan Thompson, Jordan Clarkson

Another terrible trade. The Cavaliers might consider this trade. The Lakers would do this trade. The Knicks wouldn’t do this trade. The Suns definitely wouldn’t do this trade.

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade

Bulls receive: Tristan Thompson, Courtney Lee, Iman Shumpert

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Robin Lopez

The Cavaliers might do this to get two members of the banana boat in Cleveland. The Bulls might do this trade. The Knicks would definitely do this trade. This trade is actually realistic.

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony, Eric Bledsoe

Suns receive: Kevin Love

Knicks receive: Kyrie Irving, Tyson Chandler

This is an interesting trade. The Cavaliers would get two friends of LeBron James, which might cause him to re-sign in Cleveland after the season. New York would be the big winners of this trade. Phoenix might do this deal, but would probably want more than just Love. They have a few young power forwards that they will want to play.

Cavaliers receive: Carmelo Anthony

Spurs receive: Kyrie Irving

Knicks receive: LaMarcus Aldridge, Richard Jefferson

The Cavaliers shouldn’t accept this deal, but LeBron might be okay with it. The Spurs are big winners in this deal. The Knicks also get a nice haul in this deal. If Cleveland is willing to trade Irving for Anthony, then this deal could be possible.

Cavaliers receive: Brandon Knight, Tyler Ulis

Bucks receive: Kyrie Irving

Suns receive: Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker

Even if Knight hadn’t torn his ACL, this deal will never happen. Cleveland might consider this deal if Bledsoe replaced Knight. The Bucks would be giving up a lot for Irving. They might consider this, but they shouldn’t. This deal would be great for the Suns, even if Parker doesn’t ever play again. If he’s able to regain form, they’d pull off a deal that makes up for the botched Isaiah Thomas and top pick for Knight trade that they made a few years ago.

Cavaliers receive: Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Pelicans receive: Kyrie Irving, Edy Tavares, Kay Felder

76ers receive: Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson

Bucks receive: Kevin Love, Channing Frye

LOL! This is obviously the most realistic trade machine trade that I’ve ever seen.

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Written by The Miles Files

I'm a sports fan with a passion for writing about the games that we love.

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