It seems at least half of the NBA is trying to trade for Kyrie Irving, after the All-Star point guard made it known to Cleveland's front office he wants to be traded last week.
And now an up-and-coming Western Conference team have thrown their name into the hat for Kyrie's services, per ESPN:
"Josh Jackson could be the swing piece after Phoenix and Cleveland indeed talked after the draft about a swap involving the No. 4 overall pick, but the Suns were thrilled Jackson landed there. If the Suns relent on Jackson, Cleveland and Phoenix might be able to work out a simple two-team deal." Lowe wrote Monday.
Later on Monday, ESPN's Brian Windhorst added to the growing rumor.
"Talking to some executives today, they think the team that could make the Cleveland Cavs the best offer for Kyrie Irving is the Phoenix Suns," Windhorst said. "They have a package they could offer with Eric Bledsoe and possibly this guy they just drafted, Josh Jackson. Would they be willing to include that prized young player in a package for Kyrie Irving? It's unclear at this point."
Eric Bledsoe's name has come up a lot in relation to the Cavs, as Klutch Sports, a company that employs sports agents, represent Bledsoe as a client. Klutch Sports also represent LeBron James, J.R. Smith, and Tristan Thompson.
Bledsoe has also told the Arizona Republic that he would prefer playing for a championship-contending franchise, something which only stregthens a potential move to Cleveland.
In any case, with Irving not owning a no-trade clause in his current contract, the Cavaliers can sit back and wait for the best offer before making any hasty decsions.