Looking back on the past week of the Kyrie Irving-San Antonio Spurs rumors.
The San Antonio Spurs’ offseason looked like it was done, until Kyrie Irving’s name popped into the national NBA headlines. It began with Brian Windhorst of ESPN’s report on Irving’s desire for a trade out of Cleveland, which would end his Cavaliers career at six seasons.
From there, the Spurs were almost immediately involved. Them, along with other teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, and Miami Heat have made headlines, too.
However, let’s focus on San Antonio here. After nine days of rumors, here’s a recap of every one of them that the Spurs were involved in:
- Shortly after Windhorst’s report, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that the Spurs were on the shortlist of teams Irving wanted to go to.
- The next rumor that came out, saw the Spurs as Irving’s top choice.
- To cap it off, the Cavaliers started to take offers for their star point guard. They received six, one of which came from San Antonio. The players involved in the proposal weren’t reported.
With the regular season still three months away, there’s plenty of time for a Irving deal to work itself out, potentially into the end of August, at the earliest. That’s when some teams will be eligible to deal certain players they signed or previously traded for.
It’s possible one or multiple teams emerge over the coming weeks as favorites to land this All-Star point guard. The Spurs, with their reported offer, clearly have interest. So, will they be the team that lands Irving and makes him their starting point guard for the 2017-18 season and beyond?