The New York Knicks had it all going for them. After finishing with the worst record in the NBA, the Knicks were poised to land the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft - presumably to select Zion Williamson.
With Zion on the team, the Knicks were also listed as favorites to land Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant as a package deal.
However, the team landed the No. 3 pick instead and is reportedly set to miss out on Irving as well.
According to a report from the Boston Herald, Irving "plans" to sign with the Brooklyn Nets:
According to a source with ties to Roc Nation, the organization expected to become Irving’s new representative, the All-Star point guard is prepared to sign with the Brooklyn Nets when he becomes a free agent next month. A separate league source told the Herald that his team (not the Celtics) has received the same information and is operating under the belief that Irving wants to join the Nets.
The Nets emerged as the favorite to land Irving over the past few weeks.
Irving reportedly plans to leave his agent and sign with Roc Nation as well.
Stay tuned for the latest on NBA free agency.