Elise Amendola / Associated Press
Boston Celtics goaltender Kyrie Irving was not happy that the video of his conversation with Kevin Durant during the All-Star Weekend is provoking so much speculation from fans of the NBA.
"It's crazy," he said about the Tom Westerholm from MassLive. "It does not make the league fun."
At one point in the conversation, Irving held two fingers up, which, according to some, meant that he was talking about a team (maybe the New York Knicks?) With enough d & # 39; Salary range for up to two free agents for the off season.
Ben Stinar @BenStinar
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last night
(@ jpizzy15 m sent the video) https://t.co/xKXT8MPnwm
However, Irving insisted that his discussion with Durant was not about free will, but Jay King of athletics.
"It's a video of me and one of my best friends talking," said Irving. "And then it turns out to be a dissection of a free-agency meeting, do you get that, like, do you have that, and then I'm asked questions about it?" is what disconnects me from all that – s. "
As is often the case, Twitter users put the interaction to their advantage:
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Kyrie did not just tell Durant "two slots maximum," right? Right??? https://t.co/C6Z2sEKMHz
SI Extra Mustard @SI_ExtraMustard
* KD and Kyrie are within 15 meters of each other
Fans of Knicks: https://t.co/KdiuRiR0HE
Durant and Irving both have player options for 2019-20 and can become free agents this off-season, fueling speculation about their possible association on the Knicks. Probably the No. 1 overall pick, Zion Williamson, even stated that it "would be dope" to play with the duo in the Adam Zagoria from SNY.
The 11-47 Knicks currently have the worst record of the Eastern Conference. If the ping-pong balls bounce during the draw, they might be able to make an ink-jet for Williamson.
Darren Hartwell Boston announced that the Knicks' decision to trade Kristaps Porzingis against the Dallas Mavericks had freed up enough space for two free agents. New York would surely seize the opportunity to add Durant and Irving to straighten the bar after a dark season.
While Durant and Irving both have the rest of the regular season and playoffs ahead of them, speculation about their future beyond July 1st will persist until they each have signed up. new long-term agreements.