Earlier this week we shared comments from Mike Gorman that cast some concern about Kyrie Irving’s long term future with the Celtics.
“I think they’re scared. I think they’re scared and should be scared to some degree of Kyrie Irving walking in 2019. I know he had a great year, but you know there are people in Cleveland that will tell you that the Knicks should be considered a real threat for Kyrie Irving.
“Because Kyrie had talked about it, about playing with the Knicks with some players in that Cleveland locker room from what I was told. “You know things can change. Obviously, you go to Boston and you become the face of the franchise. You’re on a winning team. Maybe the mindset has changed significantly?”
If Kyrie Irving wants to leave Boston – a team set-up for a decade of domination – for a garbage franchise with a hobbled star and a clueless owner, then by all means GO.
Meanwhile, the Ringer is fanning the LeBron-to-Boston flames with a story that touts the Celtics as the best short and long term option for James.
Jonathan Tjarks throws out a couple of trade scenarios:
The simplest deal would be trading LeBron for Hayward, Marcus Morris, and a first-round pick. Cleveland, as much as they might hate to trade LeBron within their conference, would have to do it.
One trade-machine possibility that Ringer CEO Bill Simmons threw out was sending Kyrie to New York, with the Cavs getting at least two more first-round picks in the deal (no. 9 and no. 27 in this year’s draft) as well as a bunch of expiring contracts (Marcus Morris, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Enes Kanter).
I just…. I don’t want any part of LeBron. Here’s my take: