Report: Heat willing to part with Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow for Kyrie Irving
Miami is on Irving's list, but this package still wouldn't be enough to get a deal done
According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Heat would be willing to part with two of their core pieces -- Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow -- to facilitate a deal to get Irving to Miami, but that still wouldn't be enough.
The Miami Heat are willing to part with Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow as centerpieces for an Irving trade, league sources said. With the Cleveland-Miami history, there's little chance for a deal unless the Heat offered an overwhelming package.
As you might remember, Cleveland and Miami have a history, mostLY surrounding LeBron James, who bolted the Cavs for the Heat in 2010 and returned to his home state in 2014.
Cleveland is in a peculiar situation with Irving and James, the former of which wants out, and the latter of which enters the 2017 season in the final year of his contract. Would a trade of Irving to Miami for Dragic and Winslow -- an aging point guard and a tantalizing young talent -- be enough return without a significant drop off? Depending on other assets involved in a potential trade, the answer could be yes. But given the state of Cleveland's franchise -- where it hopes to be a year from now, and with LeBron's free agency looming in 2018 -- the answer would almost have to be a resounding yes for a deal to happen.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The Rockets just added some meaningful wing depth
Iverson touched on several pertinent topics in an interview with CBS Sports
The Knicks have already turned their attention to June's NBA Draft
The NBPA has a new vice president
The next step in the process is to gain formal approval at the G League level
Cleveland could be bringing in yet another new coach