Age: 26 Height: 6-3 Weight: 193 lbs School: Duke
Kyrie Irving said that before he committed to re-signing with the Celtics, he strongly considered the Knicks as a potential destination.
His declaration to re-sign in Boston be damned. As Kyrie Irving navigated the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden, a stage he's repeatedly professed his fondness to play upon, they all made their pleas. You can still come home to New York.
"Every team was under consideration," Irving said. "But obviously New York held a special place for me, being from Jersey and obviously envisioning myself as a free agent, and ultimately taking a meeting, playing for Fiz [coach David Fizdale], and the great young core they have, thinking about playing here.
The New York Knicks have a quick turnaround against the Boston Celtics, a favorite to make the NBA Finals. A preview and look at how to watch it. The New York Knicks have already played twice in 2018-19, with a win against the Atlanta Hawks and a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They nearly achieved a 2-0
FINAL SCORE: Raptors 113, Celtics 101IN BRIEF: Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 31 points in the Raptors' victory over the Celtics on Friday night. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 19 points, while Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward contributed 16 and 14 respectively