“The latest that I’ve heard is that it’s between Brooklyn and the Lakers,” Bucher said… Now, everything that I’ve heard, I’d still expect that Kyrie is going to Brooklyn — that’s the odds-on favorite. … And if we’re going to continue our real estate (game), he just bought a place in South Orange (New Jersey).”
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Well, the Kyrie Irving trade was definitely a failure. The Celtics will probably be better without Irving. This is one of the first trades in a while that has backfired on Danny Ainge.
Irving’s time in Boston will be looked at with extreme scrutiny. It looked like he was going to be the face of the franchise for years to come. He is now just giving up on the team.
I disagree with the notion that Kyrie got swallowed up in the playoffs because he’s not the most athletic dude in the world. He’s an electric offensive player who can get his shot against anyone. If anything, Kyrie took himself out of the Bucks series by trying to do too much.
This was Irving’s chance to prove that he could win on his own. He finally got out of the shadow of LeBron James.
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Kyrie proved that he can’t win on his own. Wherever he goes he will need someone else to be the No.1 guy if he wants to win a championship.
The worst-case scenario for Boston Celtics fans would be if Irving decided to go to the Lakers. All of Boston would hate him.
This is somewhat reminiscent of the picture of John Wall that the Washington Wizards tweeted last July. The tweet was mocked so much that the Wizards ultimately had to take it down.
First off he would be going to the Celtics fiercest rival. No matter what the Lakers and Celtics will hate one another. This would instantly heat up the rivalry to an all-time high.
Then Irving would also be going back to his best buddy LeBron. He will return to him beaten and prove that James was the reason that Cleveland was able to win.
So goodbye Kyrie Irving. I wish I could say that it was fun having you in Boston, but it couldn’t have gone any worse.
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The twists and turns of the Kyrie Irving saga simply will not stop until he signs his free-agent deal. The Boston Celtics star point guard is set to hit the open market and will have a handful of teams targeting him. And at the moment, there are a number of possibilities that he seems to be considering.
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However, Bleacher Reports Ric Bucher seems to think that Irvings free agent options have been narrowed down to just two. In a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Bucher shared the latest rumors that he heard about Irvings free agency. And the two teams involved in the sweepstakes didnt include the Celtics.
The latest that Ive heard is that its between Brooklyn and the Lakers. And Ive heard that the Lakers and Kobe Bryant – now Kobe told me, or indicated to me, that he was not involved. That he was, Hey, thats their deal. Im not part of it. But I was told in the last 24 hours, Kobe has been busy recruiting Kyrie, in particular, to try to get him to the Lakers.
Now, everything that Ive heard, I would still expect that Kyrie is going to Brooklyn – thats the odds-on favorite. And if were going to continue (to break down) real estate, he just bought a place in South Orange (New Jersey).
These destinations surely make sense for Kyrie, but they are still just rumors. Keep in mind that the New York Knicks are trying to lure both Irving and Durant to New York City as well. They may even move the No. 3 pick in the draft to help create room to sign both, so they could be an option.
Kyrie played into that a bit and caused a little stir when he was at Madison Square Garden last night for the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. fight. However, he was just there for entertainment purposes.
And, of course, the Celtics are likely going to do what they can to bring back Irving though its looking less and less likely in recent weeks that they will be able to do that. In fact, Jeff Goodman recently said that he would be “surprised” if Kyrie went back to the Celtics.
Well have an answer to all of this soon, as NBA free agency is set to kick off at 6 p.m. on June 30. Until then, expect to hear a lot more buzz about potential landing spots for Kyrie.