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San Antonio Spurs: Reaction to Kyrie Irving rumors

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving
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How are NBA fans reacting to the rumors of Kyrie Irving’s interest in going to the San Antonio Spurs?

On Friday afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the San Antonio Spurs as a “preferred” destination for Kyrie Irving. This came after a report from Brian Windhorst, which detailed Irving’s desire to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade, something that “blindsided” and “disappointed” LeBron James.

It will take two to tango for a Irving-to-San Antonio deal to happen. Along with paying the price for a player of this caliber, the potential of this happening could be impacted.

However, despite this, NBA fans took to Twitter to go wild over the possibility of Irving becoming a Spur. What did they have to say?

Come though ?@KyrieIrving @spurs https://t.co/DZb5W3yHf5

— Pablo Navarro (@mega_mind___) July 21, 2017

@KyrieIrving please come to @spurs

— Wilbert Wright (@xWilbertx) July 21, 2017

Kyrie Irving to the @Spurs plz

— Jai Matthews (@Judas_210) July 21, 2017

https://twitter.com/Whoknowsgarrett/status/888501994033381381

@KyrieIrving go ahead & head down south to Texas, you know LeBron & his L.A. home can't be trusted. Besides we have not 1, not 2… @spurs

— Jesús WΔrhol (@NittyB_) July 21, 2017

https://twitter.com/oscar_jperez/status/888501940820131840

https://twitter.com/SupremeKYD/status/888501768992071680

Kyrie Irving wants to be the focal point at a team but is rumoured to be moving to the Spurs .. errrr Leonard?!

— Chigs M (@Chigs91) July 21, 2017

https://twitter.com/TheRealistDom/status/888501706841083904

Got to think the role thing is smokescreen since Spurs are being talked about as preferred destination for Kyrie Irving.

— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) July 21, 2017

@spurs or bust , @KyrieIrving

— Kenny Powers. (@SpacceePoop) July 21, 2017

I would totally buy a Kyrie Spurs Jersey!!! @KyrieIrving

— Micha. (@Donahontas) July 21, 2017

Fan interest seems strong in Irving joining the Spurs. Other teams were listed, however, as ESPN’s Chris Haynes also reported. The New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Miami Heat are the other “preferred landing spots.”

ESPN Sources: On Kyrie Irving front, Cavs were given four preferred landing spots: New York, Miami, San Antonio, Minnesota.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 21, 2017

If the Irving rumors come to fruition, then the Spurs have competition for his services. That’s also if Gregg Popovich, R.C. Buford, and company even have interest in bringing him to the team. The price could be multiple young pieces, like Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson, Derrick White, and first-round picks. Maybe not all of them involved, but to get someone like Irving, who became one of the best point guards in the NBA, it will likely take a haul.

If the Spurs traded for Irving, he would fit into the starting lineup at point guard. That may not be as the preferred option he desired in trade talks, as Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge have led the way for the past two years. Could either one take a reduced role with the Duke product in town?

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