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Kyrie Irving’s Free Agency Options May Have Gotten More Complicated

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Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - Game Four
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 06: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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There’s no question that former Duke point guard Kyrie Irving has had a weird, up and down year and his playoff performance didn’t impress everyone.

Still, he’s clearly one of the most talented players in the NBA and will be a free agent this summer.

Did his erratic season worry potential suitors?


Various outlets are reporting that some teams are getting a bit skittish about signing Irving, pointing to a perception of less-than-stellar effort and also of petulance.

Perceptions aren’t reality of course but once that kind of thing starts it’s hard to shut it down. The best way to do it is on the court and you can’t do that until the season starts which, of course, is well after he’ll have signed his contract.

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