The Knicks are reportedly interested in Kyrie Irving.
Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving reportedly wants out of Cleveland, and according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, he has four preferred destinations - New York, Minnesota, San Antonio and Miami.
The Cavs don't have to honor his trade request, or send him to one of those four franchises if they do, but one appears to have interest.
The Knicks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, are interested in trading for Irving. But they won't give up Kristaps Porzingis in such a trade. It would need to include Carmelo Anthony and future first-round draft picks.
Begley added more on ESPN.com:
The Knicks, obviously, have strong interest in Kyrie Irving (just like 29 other teams) but I'm told people in the Knicks front office would not be willing at this point to include Kristaps Porzingis in a trade. Some with the organization would be willing to include future first-round picks and Carmelo Anthony in a deal for Irving, per league sources.
The biggest issue here clearly Carmelo's age. Anthony, at 33 years old, is on the back end of his prime, while Irving, just 25, is entering his. The Cavs would likely have to get at least two future first-round picks for it to even start to make sense.