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It’s hard to tell where Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will end up in free agency, as it’s way to early to predict.
But that didn’t stop Irving’s high school coach from taking a stab at it.
“I think there’s a good chance in my opinion that Kyrie ends up here [in New York],” Kevin Boyle told Ian Begley of SNY.tv. “In my gut, I would think that would work best for him and I would think that [the Knicks] have a really strong chance of that happening.”
Irving will be an unrestricted free agent, and he has indeed been linked to the Knicks. Most of the talk has centered around him teaming up with Golden State State Warriors star Kevin Durant in the Big Apple.
But others have predicted Irving will return to the Celtics … or perhaps reunite with LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers … or maybe even join the Brooklyn Nets, a destination suggested by former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin.
“I think the Nets are more likely than the Knicks,” Griffin said during an NBA TV appearance, prior to taking the job of New Orleans Pelicans head of basketball operations last month.
But before Knicks get too excited, Boyle admitted he was basically speaking as a fan.
“I have not spoken directly to (Irving) and I don’t know that to be a fact,” he told Begley.