When requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving gave the front office four destinations he’d prefer to be traded to, in the form of Minnesota, San Antonio, Miami and New York, but a former teammate of Irving’s has come out and said Kyrie would ‘definitely be interested’ in playing for another team not on that list.
Mike Miller, a good friend of LeBron‘s, and who played with the Cavaliers during the 2014-2015 season, said on 950 AM Altitude Radio on Wednesday that Kyrie would be interested in a move to the Denver Nuggets.
“I think he will. I really do,” Miller said. “Like anything else, when people look at cities, Denver’s an unbelievable city we all know that. And with what the organization has built there, he would be crazy not to and he’s definitely, definitely interested in it and I told him by putting this thing out there he has no choice.”
The Cavs have stated they are looking for a ‘blue-chip prospect’, as well as veterans and maybe draft picks in exchange for the former number one overall pick in 2011, so Cleveland can continue playing at a championship level. Denver has all of the above if they do want to pursue Kyrie.
In terms of how well Kyrie would play with the Nuggets, Miller thinks it’d be a great fit.
“I think it’s perfect. If you can roll out Kyrie, Paul Millsap, and Joker[Nikola Jokic], and obviously, the other guys they have. They’ll have to trade someone but you’ve got Gary Harris, Wilson Chandler‘s in there,” Miller said. “You’re a top-four team in the West.”
Miller seems pretty confident Denver would be playing in the postseason if the Nuggets can snag Irving.