Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics, but if the Cavs had other interests, Uncle Drew could very well be residing in Milwaukee right now.
The Bucks had sent an offer for Irving right before the point guard was traded to Boston, and their package could arguably be up there with the Celtics’, minus the Brooklyn first-rounder of course.
Milwaukee was willing to send Khris Middleton, a great outside threat, Malcolm Brogdon, the reigning Rookie of the Year, and a first-round pick to the Cavs in exchange for Kyrie to pair with Giannis. Apparently, the Bucks were close to sealing the deal too.
REPORT: The Bucks were close to acquiring Kyrie Irving with an offer of Brogdon, Middleton, and a frost round pick before Boston swooped in.
— ProCity Hoops™ (@ProCityHoops) August 23, 2017
Ultimately though, the Cavaliers thought Boston’s offer was much more enticing, and who can blame them? Cleveland wanted an All-Star talent in return for Kyrie, and that’s exactly what they got in the form of Isaiah Thomas, not to mention defensive-stopper Jae Crowder and the coveted Brooklyn Nets pick.
But boy, wouldn’t it have been fun to see what Uncle Drew and the Greek Freak could do in the East?