Betting odds suggest that the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks are the two most likely destinations for star point guard Kyrie Irving.
The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks have the best type of problem on their hands: Each could be juggling between picking from a crop of All-Stars this offseason—including Kyrie Irving.
Last week, SNY’s Anthony Puccio reported that the Brooklyn Nets were in the mix to land meetings with some of the summer’s biggest free agents, including Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard.
It appears that KD and Kawhi—the two best performers during the NBA playoffs—won’t be only players who are interested in a meeting with Brooklyn.
Via Caesars, the Nets are the most likely destination for free agent point guard and six-time All-Star Kyrie Irving. Not far behind is the crosstown rival, the Knicks.
The Nets have the best odds to land Kyrie ?
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Irving is coming off a difficult season in Boston where he struggled with leadership issues. On top of this, he’s had a poor playoff performance versus the Milwaukee Bucks through four games. However, there’s no denying his talent—the guy hit the most important shot during a Game 7 of an NBA Finals and is still a top-12 talent in the league.
Adding Irving to the equation would put the Brooklyn Nets in cap gymnastics. Already tasked with the issue of handling All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell‘s restricted free agency, the Nets may be forced to make some difficult choices.
As for the Knicks: They’ve long been reported as suitors for Kyrie due to his relationship with Durant. Back in April, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher called Durant and the Knicks a “done deal.” If this is true, one has to wonder if Irving will follow suit.
Exciting times ahead for New York basketball.