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Report: Kyrie Irving And Jimmy Butler Want To Team Up In 2019

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Both Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler have only been on their respective rosters for one season as of right now, but it looks like the pair already want a change of scenery.

Reports have been surfacing over the past 24 hours regarding the two All-Star talents and their playing futures. Jimmy Butler is apparently 'fed up' with the lack of commitment to the game shown by teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, and will not be looking to extend his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. For Boston's Kyrie Irving, sources are reporting that Irving has a strong desire to play in New York, and may be heading to the Knicks once he becomes a free agent in 2019.

What connects the pair of All-Stars is the fact that they're pretty good buddies off the court from their time playing for Team USA, and multiple reports are stating that Butler and Irving may be looking to team up in the near future.

Per the Chicago Sun-Times, Butler is looking to team up with Kyrie in Boston, or wait it out to join forces somewhere else when they both become FA's in 2019, most likely NY.

Irving has made it public in the past how much he wants to play in New York, and made it a preferred destination when he requested a trade from the Cavaliers in 2017.

The Knicks are set to have a lot of cap space in the summer of 2019 with only 6 players under contract for that season, and will definitely be chasing both Kyrie's and Jimmy's signatures.