Kyrie Irving coming to the Big Apple?
Prior to the start of this season, Kyrie Irving broke the hearts of New York Knicks’ fans by announcing that he plans on signing a new contract with the Boston Celtics.
When asked about re-signing with the Celtics, he had the following to say:
“Ask me July 1,” Irving said, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley. Of course that’s when free agents can start signing contracts with other teams.
“At the end of the day I’m going to do what’s best for me and my career,” Irving added, per Barbara Barker of Newsday. “I don’t owe anybody s–t.”
So now it looks like the Knicks could still end up getting Irving and the fact that they traded Porzingis isn’t turning players away is a very good thing.
We also know this because Kevin Durant is apparently still interested in going to the Knicks.
With all of the tampering that goes on between teams, players and agents, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Knicks already know who they’re going to sign this summer. For all we know, Durant and Kyrie are locks to come to New York.
Maybe both Kyrie and Durant are OK with the Knicks dealing KP because they’re able to team up with one another.
While most Knicks fans are furious with the trade, now that Ne York has so much cap room and quite a few first round draft picks, they have numerous options on how to build their team going forward.
Previous regimes would mess things up, but I have a feeling that Scott Perry and Steve Mills will get things right for the Knicks.
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