PG Kyrie Irving is reportedly seeking a trade to the Knicks.
The Bayonne, New Jersey native wants "very badly wants to be a New York Knick," ESPN's Pablo Torre said on Thursday. "Kyrie Irving wants to come home."
Irving is also willing to be traded to San Antonio, Miami or Minnesota, reports the Daily News. He requested a trade from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
However, a trade for Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving seems unlikely given the fact that SF Carmelo Anthony is still focused on being traded to the Houston Rockets, per ESPN's Ian Begley.
The Knicks halted trade talks after new GM Scott Perry hoped to speak with Anthony about staying in New York.
However, Melo expects the Knicks to continue with their plan of trading him to the Rockets.
Trading for Irving would be tough if Anthony wasn't involved in the deal. The Knicks have already said that F Kristaps Porzingis is not an option.
The Rockets clearly haven't given the Knicks the right pieces for Melo as Perry and president Steve Mills continue to hold out.
The Thunder were another team interested in Anthony as talks with the Knicks were 'circing each other.' They recently acquired Paul George to go along with 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.
Anthony is due about $50 million over the next two seasons. He also has a 15 percent trade kicker that he has the option of waiving.
Irving played in 72 games for the Cavaliers last season, averaging 25.2 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.