Kristaps Porzingis has emerged as the Cleveland Cavaliers' primary target in Kyrie Irving trade discussions.
Porzingis would give the Cavaliers a young star who could also help them immediately as he enters his third NBA season.
The Cavaliers would need to take on the three seasons and $55 million remaining on the contract of Joakim Noah in order to begin a conversation with the New York Knicks.
During Phil Jackson's final days as president of the Knicks, he explored the trade market of Porzingis.
Multiple NBA teams are questioning how emphatic the Knicks will continue to be on their "no" in trading Porzingis for Irving. Porzingis remains distant from the organization.