While most of the Kyrie Irving free-agency speculation has been focused on the two New York teams, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne offered a potentially underrated destination for the Boston Celtics point guard.
"I just see a world in which he goes to the Phoenix Suns, where that is such a great fit for him," Shelburne said on Tuesday's episode of The Jump. "... We tried this this year, where Kyrie goes into a situation where he tries to be a leader, he tries to carry a team to the next level, to get back to a championship. It didn't work. He couldn't do it. If anything, they took a step back.
"So maybe you reset things, where the expectations are lower and you can have more of an impact on the culture."
The Suns are in desperate need of a point guard, so there's a hole Irving could fill. They could also maneuver a little bit of money and get to max-level cap space, which they do not have. Irving and Devin Booker would instantly rank among the most offensively gifted backcourts in the NBA.