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5 Teams Named Frontrunners For Kyrie Irving In Free Agency

Kyrie Irving observing the ball during a game.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 18: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at TD Garden on March 18, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

With the Boston Celtics officially eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, it's time to embrace all the speculation surrounding Kyrie Irving's future.

Irving is the best guard on the market heading into free agency, which means he'll have several suitors. He could remain with the Celtics, but many analysts believe his time with the 17-time champions is over.

Despite having another All-Star campaign with Boston, Irving didn't finish the season on a positive note. Not only did he express his frustration with teammates, he also experienced a major shooting slump.

Although the offseason is nearly two months away, the betting odds are out for where Irving will take his talents.

The New York Knicks are the odds-on favorite to land Irving in free agency. Right behind them are the Brooklyn Nets with the second-best odds.

Rounding out the top five of potential landing spots are the Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers.

This summer's free agency class is so loaded that fans should expect a major shift in the landscape of the league. Superstars like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson will join Irving on the open market.

It'll be interesting to see if Irving chooses to re-sign with the Celtics or play for another franchise.