Knicks Will Go All-In And Beyond, Trying To Sign Kyrie Irving Next Summer

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Knicks Will Go All-In And Beyond, Trying To Sign Kyrie Irving Next Summer

 

Until his season-ending inury, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics had been one of the biggest success stories of this past NBA season.

On March 24, Kyrie Irving had to undergo season-ending left knee surgery. While his team, the Boston Celtics, continued their success story, and made the Conference Finals without him (and Gordon Hayward), many fans believe that the team would have advanced to the Finals if Irving had been able to play.

Kyrie and Boston – Was it the beginning of something great? Well, we can’t be sure. In an interview with Sopan Deb of the New York Times from this past June, Irving was asked if he sees himself as Celtic long term. His response wasn’t exactly what Celtics fans wanted to hear.

 

 

Now, it is reported that Irving will be the New York Knicks’ main free-agent target next summer, if he decideds to opt out of his contract after this coming season. A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports told the Bulls Talk podcast that New York will go all-in and beyond on Kyrie.

 

“I’ve spoken with people within [the Knicks] organization. They have made it absolutely crystal clear to me that—if they had their pick of guys that are going to be in the free-agent market [next] summer—Kyrie would be their first, second, third and fourth choice,”

 

Yahoo Sports’ Chris Mannix added that Boston is worried that Kyrie will indeed sign with the New York Knicks:

 

I think they’re scared and should be scared to some degree of Kyrie Irving walking in 2019. I know he had a great year, but you know there are people in Cleveland that will tell you that the Knicks should be considered a real threat for Kyrie Irving. Because Kyrie had talked about it, about playing with the Knicks with some players in that Cleveland locker room from what I was told.

You know things can change. Obviously, you go to Boston. You become the face of the franchise. You’re on a winning team. Maybe the mindset has changed significantly.

 

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