Kyrie Irving is one of the most sought free-agent during the off-season and teams have been inquiring about his availability so they can have a guard his caliber in their team. One of those teams is the New York Knicks, who was also eyeing on luring Kevin Durant to don the orange and blue.

The move from Boston to Brooklyn made waves as the hopes of the 6-foot-2 point guard from Duke to signing him failed big time. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the bomb that the two players the Knicks are targeting joined a team that’s just a car drive away.

 

With Kristaps Porzingis gone from the line-up after being traded to the Dallas Mavericks to open up cap space, New York doesn’t have an all-star in their line-up after letting go of an upcoming star in their Latvian forward. Just when the other players moved to their new ball clubs, David Fizdale and his team settled with Julius Randle and Bobby Portis, to the dismay of long-time fan Stephen A. Smith.

Now that the season rolled out, the reason why the former number-one pick in 2011 chose to move to Brooklyn over in Manhattan. Reports from The Athletic’s Frank Isola said that the reason for that is what most people think it is.

“When it came down to the Nets and Knicks he was concerned about the management of the Knicks,” said Isola’s source who’s familiar with Kyrie’s decision-making published via NBC Sports. “It’s really a simple as that,” he added.

It’s not a secret on how the Knicks are building their image as one of the teams where players aren’t attracted to coming. North Jersey wrote about how the franchise looked worse under their owner James Dolan.

That includes the incident where he told their former player Latrell Sprewell that he doesn’t belong in their stadium, the several coaching changes, the promise of re-signing Jeremy Lin after his star turn but he just let their new-found star go, the infamous Charles Oakley incident being escorted outside the arena.

Just recently, they had problems dealing with the Porzingis situation under Phil Jackson, causing their 4th pick in 2015 draft to skip exit interviews, and not offering Kevin Durant the maximum, which lured the former NBA MVP to join Irving with the Nets.

Kyrie Irving Celtics Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the game between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, Dec. 6, 2018. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images