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NBA free agency is still about a month away. But that has not stopped the rumor mill from heating up big-time as the 2018-19 season draws to a conclusion.

We’re looking at the most impressive free agent class in recent history, including Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard.

Irving’s future in Boston seems cloudy at best. Meanwhile, he’s been linked to the Brooklyn Nets a lot in recent weeks.

According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, that will lead to Irving signing with the Nets over their cross-city rivals the New York Knicks.

The Knicks have long had their eyes on both Irving and Durant. However, it’s the Nets who are coming off a surprising playoff appearance. They seem to be a more attractive free agent destination than the long-downtrodden Knicks.

Those within the Nets front office also believe that Irving would work well together with impending restricted free agent point guard D’Angelo Russell.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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