Kyrie Irving

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Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2019 - 11:39 am
The NBA draft lottery is over and the Celtics came away feeling pretty good. With New Orleans getting the No. 1 pick, they don't have to worry about the Knicks or Lakers getting that selection and then trading it for Anthony Davis. Why does this matter? Because the Celtics potentially could be...
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Kyrie Irving
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Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2019 - 8:05 am
In recent days, there has been a lot of speculation that Kyrie Irving will opt out of his deal with the Celtics and sign with the Knicks. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday, SI's Chris Mannix isn't buying it -- just yet. “I don't know anything that involves Kyrie Irving is a done...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier
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Nick Friar
May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm
It took a little while for it to become crystal clear the Celtics would have a more challenging 2018-19 season than everyone initially expected. Obviously, they were only able to overcome their in-house issues so much, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the second round of the NBA...
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Alex Reimer
May 14, 2019 - 11:09 am
There is a brewing battle among NBA Insiders over where Kyrie Irving will play next season, exposing where the ubiquitous gossip hounds seemingly get their information. Stephen A. Smith remains insistent Irving will sign with the Knicks, even though the Celtics can offer him $50 million more than...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 14, 2019 - 9:47 am
With all the focus on Kyrie Irving heading to the Knicks (or pretty much anywhere that isn’t Boston), it appears New York is taking some precautionary measures in case things don’t go exactly as planned. According to NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely, the Knicks have shown interest in Marcus...
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Rob Bradford
May 14, 2019 - 8:25 am
Jeff Goodman makes no bones about it: Kyrie Irving was an issue with the Celtics this past season. Appearing on the Mut & Callahan Show Tuesday morning Goodman -- The Stadium's Basketball Insider -- offered pointed insight as to what the dynamic looked like with Irving trying to guide the...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 11, 2019 - 6:18 pm
As if the Kyrie Irving situation wasn’t already confusing enough, ESPN’s Bryan Windhorst is now reporting the Celtics guard might consider a reunion with LeBron James — the teammate who supposedly led to his departure from Cleveland. “I just think it’s on Kyrie’s radar,” Windhorst said on his...
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Kyrie Irving
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Ryan Hannable
May 11, 2019 - 2:14 pm
It does not appear promising that Kyrie Irving will return to the Celtics next season. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith , there's a 95 percent chance Irving and Kevin Durant sign with the Knicks this offseason. Both players have player options and can opt out of their deals, thus becoming free...
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Celtics players Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
May 11, 2019 - 9:26 am
In his exit interview with the media, Marcus Smart was quick to shoot down the idea Kyrie Irving killed the Celtics chemistry over the course of the 2018-19 season. He instantly said it was “bulls---,” hitting on the uniqueness of Irving’s situation. But it appears some disagree with Smart’s stance...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 09, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Kyrie Irving’s comments from his postgame press conference after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals have already been dissected 18 different ways and it hasn’t even been 24 hours since the Celtics season ended. Every time he mentioned Mike Budenholzer, Irving was really calling out Brad...
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