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J.R. Smith responds to chances of Knicks signing Kyrie Irving: ‘High’

Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) celebrates with Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith (5) against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Kyrie Irving is reportedly the Knicks’ top target in 2019 free agency.

Will he leave the Celtics for New York? His former Cavaliers teammate, J.R. Smith, appears to think so.

Rob Perez of The Action Network:

Irving reportedly told Cleveland teammates of his desire to join the Knicks. But that was while he was on a team he clearly wanted off. Now that he’s in Boston, his plans definitely could have changed.

So, maybe Smith is just going off old information. But maybe he knows more.

Another theory: Smith wasn’t actually addressing the possibility of Irving signing with the Knicks, but rather his own personal status.