The Cavs Tried To Make Crazy Trade With The Warriors Before Trading Kyrie Irving To Celtics

The Cleveland Cavaliers were pretty desperate to trade Kyrie Irving away after the disgruntled star told the team he didn’t want to play alongside LeBron James. According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, Cavs GM Koby Altman floated the idea of trading Kyrie Irving to the Warriors for Klay Thompson which was quickly rejected by the reigning champions.

Via The Undefested

It would be hard to believe that Altman could have landed a better trade than the Boston one. He did call the uninterested Warriors about Klay Thompson, a source said.

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Klay Thompson appeared to be flattered by the trade rumors.

While Kyrie for Klay would have been crazy the Cavs were lucky the Warriors passed because they eventually got a better deal from the Celtics.

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