During their trade discussions in June involving Paul George, the Indiana Pacers asked for Kyrie Irving on several occasions and the Cleveland Cavaliers told them he wasn't available.
Irving requested a trade approximately eight days after George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Irving was ultimately dealt to the Boston Celtics.
Brian Windhorst offered the additional reporting details in response to a Frank Isola Tweet about how the Cavaliers attempted to trade Irving to the Pacers.
Once upon a time the Cavs had a point guard better than Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina. And then "they" tried to trade him to Indiana.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 13, 2017