Free agent Derrick Rose is interested in Cleveland Cavaliers

However, Winslow is coming off a shoulder surgery, and his shooting could be a concern for a team seeking to win now, especially for a LeBron James-led team that needs optimum spacing.

Kyrie Irving averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds in his sixth season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

After Timberwolves stars Karl Anthony-Towns and Jimmy Butler recently reached out to Irving, Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz fielded a potential three team trade involving the Cavaliers, Knicks and Suns that would send Carmelo Anthony and Eric Bledsoe to Cleveland, Irving to NY and the duo of Kevin Love and rookie guard Frank Ntilikina to Phoenix.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) reacts after making a three-point basket May 23, 2017.

Following an ESPN report Friday that Cleveland's Kyrie Irving wants to be traded and had listed the Timberwolves as one of his four preferred destinations, it now appears two prominent Wolves players have been doing everything they can to make sure Irving is Minnesota bound.

As the report notes, Irving also possesses something many stars yearn for - a championship ring.

The Cavaliers added Jose Calderon and Jeff Green this offseason, while parting ways with general manager David Griffin.

So even if the Cavs wanted to trade LeBron, they can't.

Sources: Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers meeting today to discuss deal. For those who haven't been keeping track, the Cavs already tried to acquire Paul George, Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford all unsuccessfully.

According to ESPN, the Cavs feel confident going forward.

There is little doubt that Irving, Butler and Towns would give the Wolves one of the better trios in the National Basketball Association, but Butler and Towns have to know that any trade for Irving would mean Andrew Wiggins is headed to Cleveland. Irving's way out from the team could mean a chance for Rose to get in.

When a deal might get done is unclear, but for now, all signs point to the Irving-James Cavaliers era being over.

  • Jack Mann