Newly installed Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said Tuesday that he called the Cleveland Cavaliers to inquire about Kyrie Irving. "Definitely," Webster told TSN 1050's Michael Landsberg and Matt Cauz. "We all do our due diligence. Things don't always make sense, but if they do we're always prepared."

Already having an all-star point is not stopping Webster from pursuing Irving

Despite the fact that the Toronto Raptors recently signed three time all star Kyle Lowry to a contract extension worth approximately $100 million over three years. Bobby Webster general manager of the Toronto Raptors has revealed that he has previously discussed with the Raptors front office the possibility of trading for four-time all star Kyrie Irving current starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bobby Webster revealed that the only reason the Toronto Raptors contacted the Cleveland Cavaliers was to cover all of the Raptors' bases. It is not hard to believe that the Toronto Raptors explored all possible after Brian Windhorst of ESPN told reporters that Kyrie Irving requested a trade away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving has had an impressive start to his career

Kyrie Irving, who recently turned 25 this past March, has appeared in four NBA all star game. Throughout Irving's first six seasons in the National Basketball Association, he is averaging 21.6 points a game and he is shooting 38.3 percent from the three point line. Taking into the fact that both the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers both could have arguably gotten more when they traded away all-stars Jimmy Butler and Paul George.

It would be unwise for a general manager in the NBA to not engage in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office. It is also important to note that it took the Cavaliers over a month to replace David Griffin with Koby Altman on July 24 after Griffin's departure.

The Toronto Raptors do not seem a likely destination for the four-time all-star

The odds of Kyrie Irving being traded to the Toronto Raptors are very slim. Not only do the Raptors have commitments to another all-star point guard in Kyle Lowry for another three years. The Raptors would not have any trade bait that could entice the Cleveland Cavaliers to go through with a deal with them. Adrian Wojnarowski published that the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to use the Kyrie Irving trade as the first step to rebuilding if four-time MVP LeBron James leaves the Cavaliers once again. The best young players that the Toronto Raptors can offer are the likes of OG Anunoby, Jakob Poeltl, Norman Powell Bruno Caboclo which are not the type of players that the Cavaliers [VIDEO] can build a franchise around.