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NBA Rumors: Nets having 'internal debate' about signing Kyrie Irving

NBA Rumors: Nets having 'internal debate' about signing Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving reportedly has signaled he's leaving the Boston Celtics in free agency, with an apparent desire to join the Brooklyn Nets.

But is that feeling mutual?

The Nets are still interested in signing both Irving and Kevin Durant this offseason, the New York Post's Brian Lewis reported Wednesday night. Lewis then added this:

The Post has confirmed Brooklyn might have qualms about signing the enigmatic Irving if he isn’t bringing the injured Durant with him.

Durant, who can decline his player option with the Golden State Warriors and enter free agency this summer, is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season with an Achilles injury. That changes everything for teams like Brooklyn and the New York Knicks that had dreams of Irving and Durant playing together next season.

Lewis suggested the Nets are at least somewhat wary how things played out with Irving in Boston this season, adding that "other teams had already backed off of pursuing Irving with similar concerns over the way things went awry in Boston."

Brooklyn also currently has an All-Star point guard in 23-year-old D'Angelo Russell, whom Lewis notes is a "younger and cheaper option" than Irving. Russell also told Lewis he wants to be "a Net for life."

Irving is a 27-year-old superstar in his prime, and even if the Nets can't land Durant, it's hard to believe they'd pass on signing a player of his caliber. But Lewis' report coupled with Adrian Wojnarowski's similar suggestion Wednesday on ESPN hints that Irving-to-Brooklyn isn't a slam dunk yet.

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Celtics join FaceApp craze with hilarious photos of 'old' players

Celtics join FaceApp craze with hilarious photos of 'old' players

Who needs Uncle Drew, anyway?

If you're on social media, then your feed most likely has been filled with hilarious (and kind of disturbing) FaceApp photos of aged celebrities and athletes. The Celtics decided to get in on the action by using the "old age" filter on a few C's players, and well, here were the results. . .

Jaylen Brown's photo was so good that Jayson Tatum couldn't help but send it along to his 22-year-old teammate.

Of course, we had to properly celebrate #TackoTuesday with a FaceApp photo of our own:

And lastly, just in case you were wondering how Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will look in roughly 30 years from now, it appears he'll resemble... Brett Favre?

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Anthony Davis gives interesting answer to question on his Lakers future

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Anthony Davis gives interesting answer to question on his Lakers future

Newly acquired Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis might end up playing for the Purple and Gold a long time, but so far he hasn't been willing to publicly proclaim he will re-sign with the historic franchise when NBA free agency 2020 rolls around.

Davis was asked during his introductory press conference last Saturday about being ready to commit to the Lakers long term, and his answer was interesting.

"I'm focused on this season," Davis told reporters, via the Washington Post's Ben Golliver. "When I got traded here, my goal was to bring a championship here with the team that we have. When that time comes around next year, you can ask me that question and we can revisit it. Right now, my focus is on this year and figuring out how I can help this team and help this organization become a championhip team."

Davis basically took the opposite approach Kyrie Irving did last fall. Irving famously told Boston Celtics season ticket holders before the 2018-19 season that he planned to re-sign with the team. Maybe Irving really meant it at the time, but after a disappointing season for the Celtics highlighted by the superstar point guard's leadership struggles, he bolted for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency earlier this month.

Davis has a $28,751,775 million player option for the 2020-21 season, and it's hard to envision him, or any player, exercising that option when a long-term max contract almost certainly would be available.

The list of the top free agents in the summer of 2020 goes downhill really quick. Davis clearly is the best player who could be available. The gap between him and the second-best player, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, is enormous. If Davis ever made it known he was open to considering other teams in free agency, the list of interested suitors likely would be a lengthy one. After all, he's arguably a top-five player in the league and will be just 27 years old next summer.

It wouldn't be surprising if Davis eventually re-signs with the Lakers, but there's absolutely no reason for him to commit, especially publicly, to L.A. before playing any games alongside LeBron James.

Click here for a list of the best NBA free agents in 2020>>>

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