BLOG: Phoenix Suns would be big winners in possible blockbuster trade with Cavaliers, Knicks

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 18:54:29-04

The NBA Finals are just heating up, and already there's talk of the Cavaliers trading away guard Kyrie Irving and forward Kevin Love.

The great news is: They could be headed to the Suns. 

ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting the hypothetical 3-team trade would look like this:

-The Cavs would send Irving, Love, guard Mo Williams and center Sasha Kaun to Phoenix.

-The Knicks would send forward Carmelo Anthony and center Robin Lopez to Cleveland.

-The Suns would send guard Eric Bledsoe to the Cavs, and they would send guard Brandon Knight, center Alex Len, forward P.J. Tucker, guard Archie Goodwin and their two first-round NBA Draft picks to New York.

"Owner Robert Sarver has been eager to avoid a total rebuild in Phoenix. This would give him a chance to make a big splash right now," Ford wrote. "Most importantly, it also allows the Suns to do this while still hanging on to Devin Booker, whom they are very high on. Booker could step into the starting lineup for Phoenix right away."

First: Who wouldn't want Kyrie Irving, especially after that 41-point explosion in Monday night's NBA Finals game? Second: Is Kevin Love worth $21 million a year?

But as much as I'd love to see it happen, I think it'll all boil down to one guy who, in the end, will have to ultimately push the button. It'll come down to LeBron James, and just how much he wants to play with Carmelo Anthony.

Bottom line: I'm hoping LeBron has a closer relationship with Carmelo than he does with Kyrie.