Celtics' Irving coy on possible reunion with LeBron

13 June, 2018, 21:26 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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"In this business, I've kind of experienced it all and I've seen a lot, so we'll see what management decides", Irving said, as quoted on NBA.com.

Moving on from Irving now would avoid the possibility of losing him for nothing - or paying him close to $200 million over five years - and would also allow the Celtics to continue to add long-term, sustainable assets to their roster in a trade.

While he could not participate in the run, Irving was astounded by the poise and promise that the young Celtics core displayed. "That's my hope", he said.

And when you look at the financial situation, it's not hard to see why Irving wouldn't want to sign an extension. That's the only thing I'm really anxious about. "You saw guys who will literally be stars in this league for years to come".

This is something that Irving expressed concerning his team stating that the Celtics have the "championship pedigree" with the group of players that they have assembled, according to Jay King of The Athletic.

"I'm on the floor doing some running activities, but I'm not running on the treadmill or anything like that", Irving said.

"That's the only thing I'm really anxious about".

Irving can't wait to be a part of that growth, but first he must regain full health and strength in his surgically repaired left knee. Until I get to that point, then I can't really answer any questions.

"I'm glad everyone was able to see how special they were on a bigger stage", he said.

Irving's hunger for redemption can only help the Celtics, as well.

According to league sources, Green will turn the extension down when it's offered. You, know, like three months ago? He raved about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, then noted how Marcus Smart gave up his body and "that's the type of attitude and effort you'd love to be part of". So I'm excited man.

The Celtics expect Irving to be fully healthy for training camp in September.

That's how Boston acquired Irving last summer - and why there are merits to moving on from him this summer. While these reports are just talk at this point, while Irving was in Cleveland, he had expressed interest in going to NY to play for the Knicks on multiple occasions. But the thing is Irving is 100 percent right: There is, financially, no good reason for him to sit down with the Celtics' front office now when he could be in line for a major payday next summer.



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