Kyrie Irving just gave Knicks the hope they were waiting for

Arnold Nichols
February 5, 2019

It could certainly happen if this season doesn't end on an ideal note for Boston, and it's a possibility that is very much on the radar of NY fans. That led to an MSG serenade for 60 minutes, which he said in a post-game interview, was "distracting". "As I certainly read through it, I saw it certainly wasn't just what was presented this morning", Stevens said.

The Celtics are hoping to have Irving sign a new contract in the offseason as they build towards a title contender.

"Ask me July 1", Irving said, per ESPN.com's Ian Begley.

"Like I said, I'm appreciative of the fan support I get in any arena, but of course coming back home", he said.

The Knicks fans' admiration might be misdirected as he already made a point at a Celtics' fan event a year ago, telling the crowd he would re-sign with Boston.

Russell Westbrook got his fifth straight triple-double and 18th of the season, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists as the Thunder defeated the Heat for the sixth consecutive time.


With all of the tampering that goes on between teams, players and agents, I wouldn't be surprised if the Knicks already know who they're going to sign this summer.

A "We want Kyrie!".

A potential trade of New Orleans star Anthony Davis - who can't be traded to Boston before July 1 unless Irving is traded - has also muddied the National Basketball Association landscape.

The Knicks dealt Tim Hardaway Jr, Courtney Lee and Trey Burke to Dallas along with the injured Porzingis, getting Dennis Smith Jr, DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews in return, plus two future first-round picks.

Irving said it became clear to him recently he wanted to re-sign with Boston and that he aspires to finish his career among the franchise's greats. But like I said, it doesn't help when, across the league, it's just outside noise again, and my name gets thrown into it - and conversations, speculations, everybody's anxious about their credibility. "Obviously I really worked hard to build a great relationship with him, going over to Latvia and everything, and really trying to involve him in a lot of the stuff that we're doing". "So I wish them the best".

"I still have confidence in Boston and what they can promise for the future and what we have in terms of our pieces", Irving said.

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