NBA trade rumors are swirling around Kyrie Irving as the new orleans Pelicans have reportedly shown interest in a trade with the Cavaliers. It seems that Irving is also interested for a trade and the Pelicans might be a good option. The four time all star point guard is believed to be one of the most talented offensive players in NBA.

Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Irving at the 2011 NBA Draft, since then he has proven himself a great asset to the team. Giving up Kyrie Irving to the New Orleans Pelicans will not be an easy task for the Cavs unless they acquire an equally good player from the Pelicans.

Irving is one of the strongest players on the team, and he was also got the "Rookie" of the year back in 2012.

Who will the Pelicans trade for Kyrie Irving

There is no doubt that the Pelicans have shown significant interest for Irving, but the question is who will they trade to the Cavs. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will not be on the trading block because the Pelicans need them. As for Cousins, he is the best trade asset which the Pelicans will not give up at any cost.

Other options for the Pelicans are Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday, but these two players have just signed up with the team leaving them no chance to be traded until December 15. The organization has committed to players Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday.

That said, there are likely a few players that could depart from the Pelicans to the Cavs.

Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves are also interested in Irving

It turns out that the Pelicans have a competition on their hands, other teams like Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves have also expressed their interest in a trade with the Cavs.

For a player like Irving, any team would want to get their hands on him. Kyrie Irving had requested a trade from Cleveland and now that the news is out trade rumors of Irving have been increasing.

According to Yahoo, news of Irving's trade request was reportedly leaked by LeBron James. Kyrie and LeBron have been great partners on the court, and there is no particular reason for LeBron to spill the beans.

Sources state that Irving could have had a smooth exit from the Cavs, but LeBron does not want him to bail at this moment. Some also believe that Irving knows it was LeBron who made things public.

Kyrie Irving's trade request has become public, and that has brought many other teams to turn their attention towards the Cavs. The Pelicans have been one of the first teams to have expressed in Kyrie Irving.