Hall of Famer David Robinson believes that his former team, the San Antonio Spurs, should pursue #Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Robinson said the Spurs would be crazy not to want a talented guy like Irving, who recently demanded a trade from the Cavaliers last month. The Spurs were mentioned by Irving as one of his four preferred destinations, aside from the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavaliers, for their part, want a win-now veteran, a blue-chip young player a top draft pick for Irving.

Robinson played entire career with Spurs

Robinson, who played his entire 14-year career with the Spurs and led them to two NBA titles, said Irving has been a force in Cleveland and he believes that San Antonio could enhance his impact in the game and make him more efficient. Also, Robinson said the Spurs can present Irving with an enjoyable atmosphere where teammates encourage and love one another. When he demanded a trade, Irving said he wants to become the leader of a team and play away from LeBron James’ shadow. “I can only see positive things. I saw there were some other teams on the list, but we can only dream about good stuff like that,” Robinson concluded.

A first-round pick by the Spurs in the 1987 Draft, Robinson averaged in double figures in his first 13 years with the team, but his performance dropped in his last season in 2003 due to injuries, averaging just 8.5 points and 7.9 boards in 64 games but the Spurs won their second title.

He was a 10-time All-Star and won the Most Valuable Player trophy in 1995. In 987 career games, Robinson averaged 21.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 blocks.

Irving, an upgrade at point guard

The 25-year-old Irving will be an upgrade at point guard for the Spurs, who are still waiting for starter Tony Parker to heal from his injury.

If the Spurs acquire him, Irving will give the Spurs a deadly combination alongside Kawhi Leonard and can instantly challenge the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference. The Spurs could offer LaMarcus Aldridge, Danny Green and young point guard Dejounte Murray to the Cavaliers for Irving. Veteran center Pau Gasol and playmaker Patty Mills recently signed new deals with the Spurs and cannot be traded until December. Earlier, it was reported that the Spurs planned to trade Aldridge before the 2017 NBA Draft for a top 10 pick. However, the Spurs failed to attract any taker for the veteran power forward.