Kyrie Irving may have just played his last game at TD Garden as a member of the Celtics, and analysts are already attempting to predict where he may land next season.
Irving was awful — by his standards — in Monday’s Game 4 loss to the Bucks, with 7-of-22 shooting, many of them poor looks. The Celtics got embarrassed in that game, 113-101, with Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting for nearly the entire third quarter, due to foul trouble. The same went for Khris Middleton.
The body language between Kyrie and his teammates was poor, and it just felt like that was his final game in Boston as a member of the Celtics. It’s time for the team to make major changes, and Irving departing in free agency could be a part of that.
As such, there are already odds about where Irving could land this summer, and, surprisingly, the Knicks aren’t the favorite. Instead, their NYC rival-Nets are.
That’s definitely surprising, as Irving grew up a Knicks fan in West Orange, New Jersey, and there was a lot of talk linking him to possibly joining Kevin Durant and playing in Madison Square Garden. We’ll soon see where he ends up.