San Antonio Spurs: Betting odds released for potential Kyrie Irving trade

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving /

With the San Antonio Spurs and other teams in the mix for Kyrie Irving, betting odds were released for the team he’ll start for on Opening Night of the 2017-18 season.

The San Antonio Spurs are among several teams rumored to be on Kyrie Irving’s wish list. He asked for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and if the request is granted, it would end his six-year tenure with the team that selected him No. 1 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.

There hasn’t been anything on a deal coming close with the Spurs or any team on Irving’s list. So it could be a process, if or when the 25-year-old is dealt.

Well, there are betting odds for the team Irving plays for on Opening Night of the 2017-18 NBA season, which features the Spurs, Cavaliers, and other teams’ chances of landing the All-Star point guard. It can be seen here, via CBS Sports.

The Cavs are the favorite, so that banks on them not dealing Irving, who has two years left on his deal, with a player option for 2019-20. The New York Knicks are just behind them, with the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics next in line. All three teams have young assets, so that could be reason to put them this high.

As for the Spurs, their odds are low at 14/1. That could be due to potential pieces added from their side for a trade, or the history of the organization not making big-name trades and building from within.

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It remains to be seen if Irving will be dealt. There are still three months until the 2017-18 season starts, so other teams have time to make their pitch for him — if the Cavs listen.