Report: Bucks ‘lurking’ if Cavs-Celtics deal falls apart
It doesnâ€™t appear that the Cavaliers will have to worry about what to do with the disgruntled Kyrie Irving if their trade with the Celtics does indeed fall apart.
Still in search of â€˜extra compensationâ€™ from the Celtics — the Cavs believe the Celtics sold them an Isaiah Thomas with a bum hip, which is something that the Celtics were reportedly honest about in the four-for-one swap with new Cavaliers GM Koby Altman, giving them all the medical information that they had — before they finally say yes and officially part with the 25-year-old Irving, ESPNâ€™s Zach Lowe has reported that the Bucks are a team lurking in the shadows as a possible backup landing spot for Irving.
Lowe reported that the Bucks â€˜lurkâ€™ with an offer centered around Malcolm Brogdon (last yearâ€™s NBA Rookie of the Year) and Khris Middleton. The Bucks have not yet put a first-round pick on the table, according to Lowe, but bets that they would to make the trade or if Irving showed any interest in staying in Milwaukee on a long-term extension.
Even with the Cavaliers remaining focused on the present, especially with the possibility (or likelihood) of LeBron James walking as a free agent in 2018, Altman has reportedly made a high first-round pick a definite focus, and itâ€™s reported that the Câ€™s inclusion of the 2018 Brooklyn first-rounder was what Cleveland valued most in the original deal.
Some of the other teams mentioned in the Irving talks, such as the Suns and Nuggets, have been unwilling to go â€˜all inâ€™ and trade a potential high draft pick to the Cavaliers.
Full article @ Report: Bucks ‘lurking’ if Cavs-Celtics deal falls apart
Source: GreenStreet Blog