David Fizdale believes Kyrie Irving could be like Jimmy Butler

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David Fizdale, former head coach of the New York Knicks, claims Kyrie Irving may be like Jimmy Butler and he just needs the right fit.

For Fizdale, Irving is either a guy who doesn’t adapt and kills culture or is like Butler and needs to find the right fit to make the difference.

“I don’t really have an opinion one way or another. But you can’t deny the fact he won a championship in Cleveland and did enough to help a team get all the way to the end, and was a huge part of it.

And the last two places it just didn’t work out and I wasn’t in the building to know exactly what was going on. But it can be one of two things: He was either that guy who doesn’t adapt and kills culture. Or he’s a Jimmy Butler who needs to find a right fit,” Fizdale said about Irving on ESPN radio, via The New York Daily News.

Irving, who won the NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, reportedly didn’t have the best relationship with Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens or former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson.