Odds of Kyrie Irving & Kevin Durant Both Being Knicks in 2019-20 Set at 2-1 | SBD – SportsBettingDime.com

Odds of Kyrie Irving & Kevin Durant Both Being Knicks in 2019-20 Set at 2-1 | SBD - SportsBettingDime.com
Kyrie Irving to Lakers: LeBron James told of stunning development ahead of free agency
Thats according to ESPNs Stephen A. Smith, who spoke to someone close to Irvings family who made the stunning revelation.

With the Boston Celtics being eliminated from the playoffs, their focus immediately shifts to this offseason where Irvings free agency is looming over their future.

Sans Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors are rediscovering the dominance they held in 2015. Steph, Klay, and Draymond have been unleashed at full power, and it has become more than evident that not only do the Warriors not need Durant, but they might even be better without him.

But it has also been reported the Lakers are being considered as a possible destination for the six-time All-Star.

If Durant is recruiting players, then he has already made up his mind about signing in New York. Not only do the Knicks provide him the chance to run his own team, but it will also earn him a spotlight on the biggest stage in sports.

Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving Will Consider The Nets Just As Much As The Knicks

“I got a text message from folks close to Kyries family within the hour as we were teasing the subject.

“An NBA veteran player that’s very, very connected told me 15 minutes ago: KD to the Knicks is 100% done and he’s made calls to other players.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/1dhaaa7F29

Video: Ill carry his bags, clean up his locker! – Stephen A. begs for KD to join the Knicks | First Take

“I dont give a damn what anybody says, note that down for us right now please. He aint going to L.A., thats what they said.

The question now becomes who will join him. Kyrie Irving is ready to turn over a new leaf and has been connected to KD all year long, but is he willing to play sidekick with Durant in New York?

“I think that would make them final four in the Western Conference, meaning theyd at very least get to the Conference semi-finals.

Multiple league sources tell NBC Sports Boston that the Knicks, a team with plenty of roster holes to fill this offseason, have interest in at least two other Celtics players besides Irving — Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier — who like Irving, will be free agents this summer.

“His people in his inner circle are trying to bring the Nets into the mix, but clearly New York is the destination.

New Yorks interest in Rozier has been steady, only to have picked up during Roziers strong showing in the playoffs last year and continued through the February trade deadline, which is when Boston made the decision to keep Rozier and the rest of the team intact.

“The likelihood is that it will be MSG and I am told James Dolan himself has basically whatever the hell you want.

1. New Orleans 2. Memphis 3. New York 4. Los Angeles Lakers 5. Cleveland 6. Phoenix 7. Chicago 8. Atlanta 9. Washington 10. Atlanta (from Dallas) 11. Minnesota 12. Charlotte 13. Miami 14. Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

“I dont know whether thats true or not, neither Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving are talking about these things but Im talking about what the belief is: They are destined to go to MSG.”

West, who will turn 81 later this month, has agreed to continue his work as a consultant that he began in June 2017, according to a source with knowledge of the agreement not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The New York Knicks struck out on the draft lottery Tuesday evening, but there still lies plenty of hope in free agency, where the Knicks are expected to be major players for several top-target free agents.

The most notable of these targets are Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, whose connection with the Knicks have been spread for months now. But for the pair of stars, do their hearts lie in the Knicks, or does it lie in New York?

Per The Athletics Frank Isola, sources are under the impression Celtics president Danny Ainge “believes” he can re-sign Irving if the team acquires Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Video: I sacrificed my talent playing with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward – Terry Rozier | First Take

According to a quote by the New York Times’ Marc Stein, they might be just as inclined to sign with the Nets as they will for the Knicks.

Davis originally requested a trade in January, but the Pelicans were unable to find a deal that enticed them prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline. 

Video: I sacrificed my talent playing with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward – Terry Rozier | First Take

While its possible that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving play together in 2019, the New York Knicks are reportedly not the only option. Marc Stein of the New York Times said Tuesday that the Brooklyn Nets are also in play for the All-Star duo. [Durant and Irving] might be a package deal, but theyre going to look at the Nets just as hard as the Knicks, Stein said on the Stephen A Smith Show.

The door isnt closed on Kyrie Irving returning to the Boston Celtics, though it could depend on what happens with Anthony Davis this offseason. 

Video: I sacrificed my talent playing with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward – Terry Rozier | First Take

The Nets have come a long way since the failed Paul Pierce, Kevin Garrnet experiment. Through a series of moves, they have built a solid roster around D’Angelo Russell and made the playoff last season as a 6th seed.

Kyrie Irving reportedly has no interest in teaming with LeBron again

With enough cap-space, the Nets can make a very compelling case to their respective free agents. We should not count them out of the race for the top stars, including Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

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