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NBA Free Agency Predictions for Kyrie Irving

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 06: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of 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. The Bucks defeat the Celtics 113-101. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Maddie Meyer

It's been well documented that point guard Kyrie Irving wants out of Boston. Where he'll go, though, has been the bigger discussion. Amid links to the Garden, Atlantic Avenue, and Staples Center, the uniform that Kyrie will be wearing on Day 1 of the NBA season is pretty much anyone's guess.

Let's take a stab at it.

4. Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics
tries to move against Ersan Ilyasova #77 of the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on May 08, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five | Jonathan Daniel

Even with all this talk, it's still somewhat possible that Kyrie discovers the grass isn't always greener. Boston is the only team that can offer him the supermax, and out of the four teams that he's most likely to go to, the Celtics are the most immediate contenders for a ring. Sure, 2018-19 was rocky, but could Kyrie make up with Boston and set up a reunion?

3. New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 03: Kevin Knox #20, Emmanuel Mudiay #1, and Damyean Dotson #21 of the New York Knicks react during the fourth quarter of the game against Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on December 03, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards v New York Knicks | Sarah Stier

Knicks fans' high aspirations for this offseason have already gone sour after the team lost out on a top-two pick in the draft and watched Kevin Durant suffer an injury that will keep him out all of next season. With a ton of money and a fanbase yearning for some watchable basketball, expect the Knicks to be major players, not only in the pursuit of Kyrie Irving, but of virtually every major free agent.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after passing Michael Jordan and moving to #4 on the NBA's all-time scoring list during the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on March 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers | Robert Laberge

After sending a king's ransom to the Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis, the Lakers have made it very clear that they are all in for this upcoming season. They've been heavily linked with Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker, but perhaps the most likely scenario is LeBron and Kyrie teaming up on the same floor once again.

1. Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Caris LeVert #22 and D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets react after a basket in the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during game three of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on April 18, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets - Game Three | Elsa

Brooklyn as a favorable free-agent destination? What a time to be alive. The Nets already have an impressive young core that took them to an unexpected playoff berth this season, and now are just a superstar away from emerging as a serious contender in the East. If the Nets can land Kyrie and add some more talent around him with their plentiful cap space, the East is going to be a dogfight next season.