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3 early dark-horse NBA free agency destinations for Kyrie Irving

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Believe it or not, it’s only been a year and a few months since Kyrie Irving was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics. It seems like he’s been there for quite awhile now, doesn’t it? In a few more months, Irving can opt out of his current contract with the Celtics and be a free agent, giving him the opportunity to exercise his right to decide where he should go.

Celtics, Kyrie Irving

Though it will take awhile before Irving makes that decision, it’s not too early to speculate on the future free agent destination of one of the best ball-handlers in the Association.

In the offseason, as noted by Boston.com’s Mark Dunphy, Irving will be eligible to sign a five-year deal worth $188 million if he opts to stay in Boston. If he decides to go elsewhere, he can only sign a max deal amounting to $139 million for four years. But as his former teammate with the Cavs, LeBron James, has shown when he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for less, money isn’t everything.

The most likely teams that Irving will want to play for are the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and, if he decides to stay, the Celtics.

Let’s check out three teams which are dark horse candidates at landing Irving next season.

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