Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic relayed comments made by Wall on Friday, with the point guard indicating that if the roles were reversed, his inclination would be to stay with his team.
As for the Timberwolves, many have speculated that forward Andrew Wiggins - who the Cavs drafted in 2014 before trading him to Minnesota for Kevin Love - would be the center of any package.
"That was insane to me. I didn't know that was happening at all", Wall said of the timing of Irving's request. "It's kinda tough. If I had been to three straight [NBA] Finals, I'd want to stay but you never know what type of relationship or what type of details they have going on the backside".
Now, we know who they might be willing to give up to gain an asset that would immediately give Phoenix one of the best backcourts in the National Basketball Association.
"It's a different situation when you're playing with a guy like LeBron James who is so dominant".
Well, there's been talk that Phoenix won't consider dealing Josh Jackson, who was selected fourth overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, or Devin Booker, a first-round draft pick in 2015 who's coming off a breakout season at age 20. "That's something he probably got exhausted of". The 28-year-old's career averages (13.1 points, 4.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds) pale in comparison to those of Irving (21.6, ppg, 5.6 apg, ), a four-time all-star and former Rookie of the Year. Irving has put the Cavaliers in a bad spot. "You have to get through LeBron, so it's like 'damn'".
We're approaching the third week in this Kyrie Irving trade saga, the Cavaliers guard wishing to play elsewhere starting in the fall of 2017.
Plus, with reportedly no assurance that Irving will sign an extension with a team that trades for him, giving up two young and talented players with plenty of potential in a deal for him just seems way too risky.