The Cleveland Cavaliers are beginning to engage rival teams on a trade involving Kyrie Irving.

With the Cavaliers signing Derrick Rose this week, he could end up as their starting point guard depending on who they get back for Irving.

Irving requested a trade away from the Cavaliers on July 7th and news of that request broke on July 21st.

"A one-year deal on a bad team to try and put up numbers -- we did not want to entertain that way of thinking," agent Rose's agent B.J. Armstrong. "Getting up every day to go to the gym to just try and put up numbers -- that's not who he is. He didn't want to chase anything this summer other than, 'Hey, let's get around a group of guys who are like-minded, who are pursuing winning and be a part of that.' "