Kyrie Irving trade sweepstakes has drawn 20 teams and 6 offers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have actively shopped All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving ever since he went to ownership requesting a trade. And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, 20 teams have reached out to Cleveland to gauge interest in landing the 25-year-old guard.

Of those teams, six made trade offers, according to ESPN: the San Antonio Spurs, LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, and Miami Heat. The others either don’t have enough assets to make a legitimate offer or “loom in the shadows” throughout the deal-making process.

According to Woj, team executives are looking into Irving’s character and work habits, his leadership qualities and penchant for late nights. Everyone Irving has been in touch with on a professional level — including ex-teammates, former Cavs executives, Team USA basketball officials and players, and his Nike Kyrie shoe representatives — have received calls.

If the Ball family is willing to come down from that demand, they could negotiate a more lucrative endorsement deal with one of the companies. As he continues to work his way up the ladder, more opportunities for player exclusives and signature shoes will arise. Big Baller Brand could build up more slowly and perhaps even get Ball back down the road.

Or, they can continue to have Ball sampling different shoes while selling his $495 signature line on the side. Ball is the most popular rookie in the league right now, so they’re doing something right.

Regardless, there’s a method to the family’s madness Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys that we shouldn’t Buy Cheap Jerseys Online underestimate. We’ll see it it actually works.

Ray Rice lesson gives Ravens different view of Joe Mixon Combine ban

John Harbaugh did not come out directly and say, “The Ravens are not going to draft Joe Mixon.” All he said Wednesday at his NFL Scouting Combine press conference in Indianapolis was that the Ravens learned some lessons and made some decisions about their limits after dealing with the Ray Rice situation.

Draw your own conclusions.

“I don’t think I can really comment on any player in that degree,” Harbaugh said, “but I think our ownership and our organization, and Steve Bisciotti, have been very clear about it, and I stand behind that.”

Clement did not catch many passes at Wisconsin, where he ran for 1,375 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He caught 12 passes for 132 yards and had just 29 career receptions for 279 yards and two scores.

“Every ball that was thrown to me at the Senior Bowl, I caught every single one,” Clement said. “I can catch out of the backfield and I’m really confident in my hands. If somebody tells me I can’t catch, I know they’re definitely lying.”

Mingling with other top prospects during the week in Mobile, Ala., allowed him to see how well he matched up.

Senior Bowl director Phil Savage told Omnisport that Clement has the potential to develop into a solid NFL back.

“His pro potential is probably as a contributing member of a backfield Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys by committee,” Savage said. “He does have the ability to run inside and can catch the ball Buy Cheap Jerseys Online out of the backfield.