Kyrie Irving

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Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Kyrie Irving is setting himself up to leave Boston. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic , Irving is not opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season and will become a free agent eligible to sign a new contract with the Celtics or another team. The team has expected this ahead of the...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 11, 2019 - 5:28 pm
Even if Kevin Durant is forced to sit out all of next season after the Achilles injury he suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, he should still make $31.5 million. That’s because Durant still has a player option he can exercise to stick with the Warriors for 2019-20. Now, the injury can...
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Alex Reimer
June 11, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury could keep Kyrie Irving in Boston. It is undoubtedly crass to think of a potentially career-altering injury in those terms, but Durant’s status will likely impact NBA free agency more than any other variable this summer. He is the first big domino, and now, he may...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis
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Nick Friar
June 11, 2019 - 9:48 am
When rumors about Anthony Davis wanting out of New Orleans first started to circulate in February, he supposedly had a set list of four teams he would consider signing with long-term: the Lakers, Knicks, Clippers, and Bucks. Then Davis said at NBA All-Star Weekend, “I never said Boston wasn’t on my...
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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
June 10, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Even before David Griffin was running the show in New Orleans, everyone knew it was going to take a lot for the Celtics, or anyone else, to land Anthony Davis. He’s one of the best players in the NBA, that’s how it works. However, the Pelicans’ asking price had been up in the air throughout the...
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Houston Rockets center Clint Capela and Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 10, 2019 - 6:45 am
Although multiple reports indicate the Celtics will pursue a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis, a rumor has surfaced that Boston is looking at another big man. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports the Celtics have “engaged pretty seriously on Clint Capela.” The Rockets...
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Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard
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Nick Friar
June 08, 2019 - 9:15 am
When the Spurs were looking to move Kawhi Leonard after his rather odd 2017-18 season, the Celtics made a bid, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. Last summer, Lowe reported the offer included draft picks, but no significant, proven NBA talent. Because, as Adrian Wojnarowski reported at the time, the...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis
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Nick Friar
June 07, 2019 - 8:52 pm
If you just can’t take the Kyrie Irving nonsense anymore, you’re in luck: Anthony Davis rumors are back in style. On the latest episode of Sports Illustrated’s podcast “ The Crossover ,” Chris Mannix said he’s under the impression the Celtics are “not going to take their foot off the gas when it...
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Ryan Hannable
June 06, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Here we go. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Kyrie Irving is "serious" about the Nets and they are are serious about beating the rest of the league to the biggest free agents. In addition, the team has cleared cap space so now they have room for two max free agents. Irving can opt out of...
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Alex Reimer
June 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
There is at least one person in the basketball world who isn’t interested in Kyrie Irving’s free agency saga, and he’s done something Irving hasn’t achieved: help bring a championship to Boston. In a recent interview with Fox Sports’ Kristine Leahy, Kendrick Perkins doesn’t hide his apparent...
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