NBA trade rumors continue to surround the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving since Irving demanded a trade to be able to step out of LeBron's huge shadow. The latest whispers seem to point to the potential for the Cavs to talk to the New Orleans Pelicans, and possibly, DeMarcus Cousins.

Ever since Kyrie Irving's trade request from the Cavaliers came out, it has been the hot sports topic. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Irving is looking for an opportunity to become a focal point of the offense for a team. Kyrie's reason fuels more speculations that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James [VIDEO]and wants to lead a team himself.

James reaction, Irving's preferred destination

According to the Bleacher Report, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was reportedly "blindsided and disappointed" after learning point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavs." Despite being caught off guard, according to Windhorst, James stated that he will not "intervene" the situation and will leave the decision to the Cavs organization. It is no secret that King James has the 'say' whenever the team has big decision to make.

Nonetheless, Irving mentioned the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks as his preferred destination. But that does not stop other teams to offer trade package for the four-time NBA All-Star. Just recently, the Phoenix Suns offer guard Eric Bledsoe, forward/center Dragan Bender and a protected 2018 first-round draft (from Miami Heat) for Irving.

But, the Cavs have not yet decided on the trade proposal.

Boogie to Cavs for Kyrie?

Last month, ESPN's Zach Lowe floated an idea that the Cavaliers would fulfill Irving's request and trade him to the New Orleans Pelicans for DeMarcus Cousins. Now, latest information is saying that the scenario might now happen as the Cavaliers is considering Boogie as an option.

According to Bleacher Report, DeMarcus Cousins is one of the five players that the Cavaliers can target, as he could be the best player available in any Irving deal. Boogie is young, talented and has been a dominating force in the middle last season. He's been an All-Star for three consecutive years and his inside presence will definitely benefit the Cavs.

Though the Cavs will lose Irving on this rumored deal, they have Derrick Rose to take over Kyrie's spot after signing the former MVP to a one-year deal. On the other hand, it appears that it won't hurt the Pelicans too as they have Anthony Davis to hold the fort in the middle while acquiring an elite point guard in return.