The contest came just one day after the Knicks traded injured Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks which will give NY the funds to go after top free agents this summer.
That's the dream, one that seemed unlikely to come true given Irving's preseason comments about his intention to re-sign with the Celtics.
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In October 2018, in front of thousands of fans, Irving said he envisioned himself wearing the green and white for years to come.
After dealing Porzingis, the Knicks have the available cap space to sign two of the top impending free agents.
Irving entered Friday averaging 23.7 points, 6.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 43 games this season. For all we know, Durant and Kyrie are locks to come to NY.
"Like I said, I'm appreciative of the fan support I get in any arena, but of course coming back home", he said. They applauded him during introductions, cheered every time he touched the ball in the first quarter and even had a "we want Kyrie" chant break out during the third quarter.
Damyean Dotson led NY with 22 points while rookie Kevin Knox scored 21 to keep things close.
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He has scored twice and assisted a further goal in six games under Solskjaer, while his buildup play has improved considerably.
Gordon Hayward had 14 points off the bench. "You know, I understand that, obviously, we got a lot of younger guys that kind of look up but it's a business, man". "I've just seen things over the years with Boston, and there's no loyalty".
The context: "I still have confidence in Boston and what they can promise for the future and what we have in terms of our pieces".
Further, Irving said of his potential change of heart about staying in Boston: "I don't owe anybody [expletive]".
Irving said it became clear to him recently he wanted to re-sign with Boston and that he aspires to finish his career among the franchise's greats.
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