Since news broke late last week that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers, former Kentucky Wildcats have been at the center of speculation.
Even though he just signed a super-max deal with the Wizards, some believe a “Kyrie-for-Wall” trade could work. LeBron James may have stoked the fire when he sent out this Tweet, congratulating John Wall for inking the extension worth $170 million.
That’s not serious evidence. That was sent because Wall and James share the same agent. However, there is legitimate speculation surrounding Wall’s former Kentucky teammate, Eric Bledsoe.
ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported that former-MVP and new-Cavalier Derrick Rose accepted an invitation to work out with LeBron James in Las Vegas. The other player working out with Rose and James in Vegas: Eric Bledsoe. This report is just two days after Bledsoe had this to say about finding a new NBA home:
“I love everything about it,” Bledsoe said of the Phoenix area on Sunday. “At the same time I want to win.”
Bledsoe was not happy that the Suns shut him down before the end of last season and he’s unsure if he fits in with the Suns’ new youth movement.
With the right kind of contract to make the trade plausible, connecting the dots have never been easier. Next June we might see Bledsoe next to LeBron, going toe-to-toe with the Warriors in the NBA Finals.