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REPORT: Knicks Want Cavs To Take Joakim Noah’s Contract In Kyrie Irving For Kristaps Porzingis Trade
If the Knicks want a young star, they’re going to have to give up a young star to get him.
It seems as if the Cleveland Cavaliers have set their sights on acquiring Kristaps Porzingis, as he has become the primary target in Kyrie Irving trade discussions, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“Porzingis has emerged as a primary Cleveland target, but that’s a conversation that can occur only with Cleveland’s willingness to unburden the Knicks of the three years and $55 million left on Joakim Noah’s contract. For now, the conversation is a nonstarter for the Knicks, league sources said.”
Exploring a Porzingis trade is pretty much what ended Phil Jackson’s terrible tenure in New York. He explored the trade market for the 22-year-old big man after Porzingis skipped out on an exit meeting following the season.
Woj also stated the Cavs are interested in trading for Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Phoenix’s Josh Jackson or Denver’s Jamal Murray, if the Porzingis/Knicks deal doesn’t progress.