David Robinson: Spurs would be 'crazy' not to want Irving

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When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, he listed the San Antonio Spurs as one of his preferred destinations.

Spurs legend David Robinson would love to see his old team make a move for the All-Star point guard.

"We'd be crazy not to want a talented guy like that. He's been a force for (the Cavaliers)," the 52-year-old Hall of Famer said Monday on SiriusXM NBA Radio‏.

"I certainly think you add a talent like that to a system that can ... enhance his impact in the game and make him more efficient.

"It's just an enjoyable atmosphere where your teammates encourage one another, love one another. I can only see positive things. ... We can only dream about good stuff like that."

Irving, 25, would serve as a promising replacement as San Antonio's starting point guard with the 35-year-old Tony Parker entering the twilight of his illustrious NBA career and still recovering from injury.

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It's worth noting, though, that Irving wants out of Cleveland and into a situation where he can be the focal point on offense. That's reportedly what LaMarcus Aldridge sought when he signed with the Spurs two years ago, but he's had to play second fiddle to superstar Kawhi Leonard. The same dynamic would likely materialize in San Antonio between Irving and Leonard.

And while the Spurs may have been one of the 20 or so teams that contacted Cleveland to inquire about Irving, they don't appear to be one of the favorites to land him. The Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves are believed to be the front-runners in the Irving sweepstakes based on the assets they can send back to the 2016 champs.

The four-time All-Star averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals last season for the Cavs, who made their third straight Finals appearance. He has two guaranteed years remaining on his deal in which he'll earn about $39 million.

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