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Rumor Central: Are Kings willing to trade De'Aaron Fox in deal for Kyrie Irving?

Ever since the news broke last week that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded, the rumor mill has been busy with speculation regrading possible deals that might be acceptable to the Cleveland Cavaliers. If they choose to trade Irving, the Cavs will likely ask for a top point guard, a young player and a future draft pick in return for Irving.

While Minnesota, San Antonio, Miami and New York are reportedly his preferred destinations, the Cavs can move the six-year NBA veteran to any team since he doesn't possess a no-trade clause in his contract like LeBron James has. With that in mind, Cleveland will likely get calls from a majority of NBA teams seeking to acquire Irving.

The Sacramento Kings probably have the assets necessary to make a quality offer to Cleveland for Irving -- if they include De'Aaron Fox, the No. 5 pick in this year's NBA draft. One report out of Ohio claims the Kings would be willing to include Fox in a deal to land Irving. However, according to NBC Sports California, that is not the case.

James Ham writes: "[Fox] is considered the future of the franchise at the point guard position and according to the source, any rumor of the team offering him in a deal are false."

Since Fox signed his rookie contract July 7, the earliest the Kings can trade him is Aug. 6, per rules of the collective bargaining agreement.

-- Nick Silva

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