Golden State Warriors: Marcus Morris doesn’t want Kyrie Irving on Dubs

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kyrie Irving /

The Golden State Warriors will not try to make a trade for Kyrie Irving, but that doesn’t stop many people from half-joking about that possibility.

The Golden State Warriors are so good that everyone has some level of fear that their favorite player will join them. When Stephen Curry hugs you, it’s over. Your fate has been sealed.

But seriously, the Warriors are extremely persuasive. Of course, they landed the biggest fish possible by convincing Kevin Durant to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for their team. Besides that, though, they have done a great job bringing in role players.

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The Warriors have assembled an amazing team that has won them two championships in three years. Their dominance has left the NBA in ruins. There are 29 other teams scrambling to either compete or get out of their way.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been their most impacted victim. Since the Dubs destroyed them in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals, things have been pretty…peculiar in Northeast Ohio. It’s been messy there.

LeBron James is unhappy and, possibly, on his way out the door. They went through a draft and trade negotiations for Paul George and Jimmy Butler without a General Manager. Now, Kyrie Irving wants out.

While there were, most likely, many factors for Irving’s decision to request a trade, the Warriors’ utter decimation of his team had to have played a role. There are going to be many suitors for Irving–including the four teams he specified to Cleveland–but Golden State will definitely not be one of them. Still, people are so shell-shocked with the Warriors’ roster construction that they fear Irving could somehow land in the Bay Area.

The edits have already started:

Marcus Morris, Boston Celtics forward, tweeted out his feelings about the Irving situation:

It’s not possible for the Dubs to keep any of their Core Four (or five, if you want to include Andre Iguodala) and make a deal for Irving. The Warriors don’t have room or interest in bringing him to the Bay Area. Still, it’s funny seeing how this is even a thought that crosses folks’ mind, even those that are actually in the NBA.

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It’ll be interesting to see how the Cleveland Cavaliers handle this situation. The Warriors should still expect to play them in the Finals, with or without Kyrie Irving there. Still, it has serious ramifications and, while it makes the Cavs weaker, for a team like the San Antonio Spurs, a trade for Irving would have a huge impact.

We can’t say for sure that Irving won’t be a Warrior until he’s actually on a new team.