Three Trade Packages Miami Heat Could Offer for Kyrie Irving

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News of the request comes days after Irving told Sports Illustrated that the Cavaliers were in a "very peculiar" place this offseason.

Irving, if you want to believe the anonymous sources, wants to play for the Knicks more than any of the other three teams he listed - San Antonio, Miami and Minnesota - as his preferred destinations.

So when Pippen decides to talk up regarding the LeBron James and Kyrie Irving situation, it makes sense to listen. Coming off of a third straight trip to the NBA Finals, one might think that Kyrie Irving would settle down before doing something like this.

Irving and James help avenge the East's loss to the West a year prior with a 163-155 victory in the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans. National Basketball Association trade rumors regarding Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers have circulated ever since his desires for a trade (courtesy of ESPN) became public knowledge. While Irving has no leverage or say on where he goes, the Heat would be wise to explore all avenues to making a deal.

Someone with the value of Kyrie Irving can bring out the best and worst of teams trying to acquire him.

The Heat and Suns have young players who are either on the cusp or nearing it to entice the Cavaliers to trade them Kyrie Irving. SB Nation asked fans on Twitter about the teams they want Irving to play for.

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The Cavs are still dealing from a position of strength since Irving is under contract for two more years.

After missing almost the first two months of the season, Irving returns to the Cavs lineup.

If the Heat can accomplish the goal of at least shedding salaries this season to give themselves more freedom to operate come summertime, they'll be in prime position to yet again make a run at elite National Basketball Association talent.

Certainly, every National Basketball Association team knows it. The point guard averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.2 rebounds last season, while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from behind the 3-point line.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expecting more offers to come for Kyrie Irving in the near future.

Pippen added that the speculation that James may consider leaving the Cavs following the upcoming season could be playing a role in Irving's desire to be traded.