NBA trade rumors: Kyrie Irving reportedly prefers Clippers

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Kyrie Irving reportedly would prefer getting traded to the Clippers.

On the HoopsHype podcast, NBA analyst Peter Vecsey said Irving likes Jerry West and what he has done for teams in the past and likes the prospect of being on a team where West has a say in how the team is formed.

“I’m told [Kyrie] wants to play for the Clippers. […] That’s the team I was told he wants to play," Vecsey said. “He loves L.A. He’s been working out a lot there this summer."

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The Clippers don't have much in the way of assets to trade for Irving but they reportedly have already made at least one offer to the Cavaliers to get the All-Star point guard.

Irving does not have a no-trade clause, so he has limited leverage in determining where he ends up if he leaves Cleveland.

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