BOSTON, Massachusettes — The Boston Celtics playmaker, Kyrie Irving will be leading the Eastern Conferences front runner into a sunday showdown against the Orlando Magic (6-3) who currently stand just one game behind them for the top spot. Irving was acquired by Boston in a trade that sent the four-time All-Star and 2016 NBA Champion from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first round pick.
He is coming off a big night in a win over the Oklahoma Thunder where he finished with 25 point (10-22 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block in 34 minutes during Friday’s 101-94 victory. Irving is averaging 22.9 points, 5.4 assists, 3.3 boards, 2.4 steals and 2.3 three-pointers a night while leading the Celtics to a seven-game winning streak.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) 4 november 2017
The former No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers was named to four All-Star teams during his time in Cleveland with averages of 21.6 points, 5.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals over 381 games.
Irving has three years and $60 million left on his contract, but he can opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season.