You might not believe this, but one of the NBA’s best players actually wants to play for the New York Knicks.

That player is Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly has requested a trade.

Going to the Knicks would be a homecoming of sorts for Irving, who attended St. Patrick High School in Hillside, New Jersey.

The Knicks were on Irving’s reported list of four teams he’d prefer to join via trade. The list also included the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

The Knicks have been one of the most poorly run teams for many years. They have one playoff series win since 2001, and they’ve gone through many general managers and coaches during that time.

A duo of Irving and rising star Kristaps Porzingis would lay a good foundation for the Knicks going forward, but they don’t have much to offer the Cavs outside of veteran star Carmelo Anthony. Porzingis should be a non-starter in any trade talks.

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