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The now-Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, who signed to a two-year, $10 million deal this summer, says the now-Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving, who left the Celtics this offseason, is one of the best point guards in the league:

“Kyrie’s definitely one of the best point guards. When I was with Portland and we played the Celtics [in Boston] I could feel the chemistry wasn’t there. There was like a negative energy. … Kemba is a really good leader. I’ll definitely pick Kemba any day over Kyrie,” Kanter said.

This past season, Irving averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.3 steals, while shooting at 40.4 percent from beyond the arc.