Cavaliers Trade Rumors & News: Russell Westbrook-Kyrie Irving trade is possible, who will pull the trigger?

Will there be a blockbuster trade involving Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for a back-to-back title through the leadership of LeBron James and with almost the same roster that they had in winning the title a month ago. Though the Cavs are the favorites in the Eastern Conference, they may not be as the Golden State Warriors acquired the most coveted player in the free agency, Kevin Durant.

In order to keep up with the Warriors, it is rumored that the Cavs are reportedly one of the eight teams aiming to get Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook.

According to Matt Moore of CBSSports, it would take a trade with the Thunder to acquire Westbrook. In the trade, it should involve Kyrie Irving.

“Now, you’re the Cavaliers. You love Kyrie Irving, he hit the winning shot for the title and is a phenomenal, building-block player. But is he better than Westbrook? Probably not. You’d at least have to pick up the phone if you’re David Griffin, even if it is ultimately too much of a gamble and his game doesn’t mesh well enough with LeBron’s.”

For the Thunder to have something by not losing Westbrook in the free agency next year, they have to make a trade now. Thus, Westbrook is being eyed by Cavaliers as well as other teams.

Irving averaged 19.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists last season. Russell Westbrok averaged 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 10.4 assist. Will there be a gigantic Irving-Westbrook trade in the coming days or months?

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  1. Nate Williams

    July 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    If cavaliers trade Kyrie for Westbrook that Cleveland f-up again no matter what the press says Kyrie was the MVP of the final in fact of our whole season

    • Donald Council

      July 17, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      if the cavs had west brook instead of kyrie they prob would have sweep gs….kyrie good don’t get me wrong but hes one of the leagues worst defenders…

  2. Lamart

    July 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    They better not trade KYRIE for Westbrook! And whoever keep popping these rumors out need to be punched in the face!!!!

    • dorothy a tolbert

      July 17, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Just the media starting BS, Lebron would never let that happen, Kyrie is the main reason he came back to cavs

  3. Kay Dee

    July 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Don’t trade for Westbrook, he is not a clutch performer, Kyrie is…wait until season starts, and keep what got you a ring ! ! !

  4. Donald Council

    July 17, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    what did kyrie do when LeBron wasn’t there nothing…

  5. tyrone

    July 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    they should trade

  6. James

    July 22, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Not going to happen in this life time.nothing broke so nothing needs fixing.but it would have been nice too have gotten Blake,but oh’well that’s one that got away.

  7. James

    July 22, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Westbrook’s going to be laughing next year when Cleveland wins it all again sorry Kevin should have stayed in OKC.

  8. Joe E.

    July 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Trade the guy who won game 7 on the road to give us the first championship in 52years? Insanity-he is just coming into his own at 24 and his defense in the end was great! The team was just jelling at seasons end and we go destroy the chemistry? David Griffin knows better than that.
    Do you think Durant is going to improve on the Warriors 73-9 record? It’s all about fit and Kyrie is now fitting.

  9. G Wesley

    July 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Cavs should trade Shumpert, McCrae, and Channing Frye for McCauley Stein and Ben Maclemore. I love the “lil mamba”, but he won’t mesh with James. If cavs lost in final’s, maybe,but because they won it’s unlikely. We need an influx of youth!

  10. Too blind too see

    July 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Hope it’s just a rumor. James and Westbrook would not be able to co-exist

    • dorothy a tolbert

      July 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Just a rumor