The Celtics can pay Kyrie Irving $80 million more than any other team this offseason. But they are far from the favorite’s to sign the mercurial point guard, according to the Vegas oddsmakers.
But most of those good feelings have subsided over the Celtics’ tumultuous campaign, which could end Wednesday in Milwaukee. Boston is down 3-1 in the series, losing three straight contests after taking Game 1. Irving has gone 19-for-62 from the floor during this stretch and played terrible defense.
Earlier this year, Irving acknowledged his apparent interest in playing for the perpetually moribund and chaotic Knicks, saying he holds “great respect” for the franchise. Last week, Nets forward Jared Dudley guaranteed his team would receive a meeting with Irving.