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Raptors GM: We've called Cavs about Irving

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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."

Whether a team is a realistic destination or not, the public knowledge of Irving's desire to be traded - something that hasn't been denied by himself or his agent - demands that all teams make an inquiry.

"That's a lot of talk that we do, that doesn't really see the light of day that happens behind closed doors," Webster added. "When a player like that becomes available you'd be remiss not to call."

From a roster perspective alone, the Raptors would be unlikely to want to team Irving and fellow point guard Kyle Lowry. And Lowry, who just re-signed on a three-year, $100-million contract, cannot be traded until January under league rules.

Raps president Masai Ujiri promoted Webster to GM in June. At age 32, he's the youngest GM in the NBA.

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