Cavs Contacted Warriors About Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving Trade

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Before the Boston Celtics landed Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers the Cavs reached out to the Golden State Warriors to talk trade.

The proposed deal?

Cleveland liked a package that would send Irving to Golden State in return for a package centered around Klay Thompson, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated.

But, the Warriors weren’t interested.

Instead, Cleveland sent Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick.