Celtics fans looking to jeer Kyrie Irving now have their date.
According to reports regarding the NBA schedule, Irving will return to TD Garden on Nov. 27, his first appearance in front of the Boston faithful after signing with the Nets this offseason. Irving declared last season that he intended to re-sign with the Celtics, but instead opted to pair up with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn.
Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists per game last year and brought the Celtics to the Eastern Conference semifinals, but he will surely be in for a night of contempt with the way things ended between the two sides.
Former Knick Kristaps Porzingis returns to Madison Square Garden Nov. 14 — and may also receive a harsh welcome. Although he never publicly said he didn’t plan to re-sign with the Knicks, reports emerged during last season that he had grown frustrated with the team and wanted a change. Porzingis’ uncertain future was one of the reasons the Knicks traded him to the Mavericks.
Anthony Davis will face the Pelicans on Nov. 27 for the first time as a Laker. After he demanded a trade from the team during the season, fans likely won’t take kindly to his return to New Orleans, but can thank him for the ample young talent they received in return.
Not everyone’s return will be quite as bitter, however. Kawhi Leonard, who teamed up with Paul George and signed with the Clippers this summer, will return to Toronto on Dec. 11 for the first time since he led the Raptors to their first championship. Although he was there for just one season, he likely will receive a hero’s welcome.
Russell Westbrook had spent his entire 11-year career with the Thunder, but he’ll play in Oklahoma City as a visitor for the first time on Jan. 9. After they dealt George to the Clippers, the Thunder decided to rebuild and traded Westbrook to the Rockets, where he will look to be a major contender in the West alongside James Harden.