San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson wants the team to trade for Kyrie Irving, and thinks they would be “crazy” for not doing so.
The San Antonio Spurs continue to be linked to Kyrie Irving, with the most recent rumor of their interest remaining in the All-Star point guard. Nothing is imminent, however.
Would the Spurs players welcome Irving? That’s unknown, but at least one hall of famer wants him on the team. David Robinson told Sirius XM Radio (h/t Bleacher Report) he thinks San Antonio would be “crazy” to not want someone like Irving.
“He’s been a force for them,” Robinson noted. “You know, with our system—I can’t really speculate on what it would be like with him—but I certainly think you add a talent like that to a system that can…enhance his impact in the game and make him more efficient.
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 14, 2017
It may be crazy for the Spurs to not want Irving (even though they reportedly do), but it depends if they have the pieces to get someone like him.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers think LeBron James will stay past 2018, then pieces like LaMarcus Aldridge, Danny Green, and Tony Parker could work, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted. However, with LeBron’s status in doubt after next season, the Cavs want an “elite young player” in return for Irving. That may be difficult for the Spurs to accomplish, unless they had a sudden change of heart with Kawhi Leonard (something very unlikely to happen, one would think).
Until Irving gets dealt, the Spurs remain in the hunt for his services at point guard. The pieces that go back to Cleveland will arguably be the most interesting part of any transaction that happens —if anything goes down since the Duke product has two more guaranteed seasons on his contract. Will Robinson get to see him in a Spurs uniform?