REPORT: Minnesota Timberwolves Exploring A Kyrie Irving Trade For Andrew Wiggins
Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, as reported by Brian Windhorst of ESPN late last week. He has since named San Antonio, Minnesota, Miami and New York as his preferred destinations to land at.
In an ironic twist, the Timberwolves are very interested in pursuing Irving and they are willing to part ways with Andrew Wiggins—the same guy that was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers three years ago, only to be traded to the T-Wolves later on in the offseason.
Back then, Bron had him shipped to Minnesota for Kevin Love because James wanted to “win now.” A few years later, Wiggins just might be on his way back to the team he never got the chance to actually play for.
— SportsTalk Minnesota (@MinnySportsTalk) July 26, 2017
Current players on the team have been actively recruiting Irving to Minnesota, according to ESPN:
“League sources told ESPN that both Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns have been doing their part to recruit Irving on the idea of playing alongside them in Minnesota, and they’ve made it known to Wolves management that they want to add the Cavs star to the mix. Butler and Irving became tight in their time playing for USA Basketball together. Towns’ father, Karl Towns Sr., and Irving’s father, Drederick Irving, are connected through the basketball scene in northern New Jersey, where they both reside.”