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Bulpett: Boston was Kyrie Irving’s preferred destination after 2017 trade request

The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett is in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine, but there’s been more chatter about what the Celtics could do in terms of free agency rather that who they’ll pick at #14, #20, or #22. Earlier in the week, he updated fans on the Anthony Davis of it all and how Boston could be a logical trade partner if David Griffin can’t convince his superstar to stay in New Orleans after the final year of his contract. Now, there’s word that Kyrie Irving, the presumed second shoe to drop in Boston’s off-season plans, isn’t as attractive as once assumed:

Based on the way things played out with the Celtics this season and Irving’s role both off the court all year and on it in the playoff loss to Milwaukee, certain clubs are concerned about putting too many eggs in his basket right away.