All eyes will be centered on Kyrie Irving who is set to become a free agent this summer. The popular team he has been linked to is the New York Knicks, who are perpetually connected to big name free agents, and Irving happened to be at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Saturday to attend a boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr.
Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists this past season with the Celtics. It was a season full of rumors swirling that he didn’t want to be there in Boston. He had gotten testy with reporters all season long as he seemed to show some frustration with the rumors and it appeared to have affected his play in the second round with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Celtics flamed out 4-1 after winning their first five games of the postseason. Irving shot 35.6 percent from the floor ad 21.4 percent from deep in the series.
With his appearance at The Garden on Saturday night, the rumors will begin to whip around again that he has New York on his radar. That’s just the way the NBA works.
Nonetheless, when free agency officially begins at 6:00 p.m. EST on June 30, it’s going to be a wild time in the league.
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