Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving can leave his team next year by not picking up his player option for the 2019-20 season. For months, it’s been rumored that Irving could eventually leave the Celtics the moment he gets the chance to make his own call, but for Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN, Boston has done a fine job of creating a promising lineup and an encouraging future that the shifty court general will definitely find hard to split ways with (h/t 985 Sports Hub).
“I still would take Boston against the rest of the field,” Wojnarowski said on The Woj Pod. “I think in the end, there comes a moment of truth when you look around and you have to make a decision about somewhere else. And when you really start inspecting the questions that are in almost any other circumstance he would go to, you’d say, ‘Boy, it’s pretty good [in Boston].’”
The New York Knicks are the most rumored destination for Irving in 2019, but they don’t offer as much winning potential as the Celtics. Kristaps Porzingis could form a dynamic tandem with Irving, but the Knicks haven’t even signed the Latvian unicorn to an extension just yet. The Knicks also drafted a stud rookie in Kevin Knox, but as good as he was in the preseason games, he remains a commodity that remains to prove itself.
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If Irving wants to win another championship with the help of a terrific supporting cast, there’s arguably no better place that checks all the boxes for him than Boston.