Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving discussed the possibility of reuniting with Cleveland Cavaliers great LeBron James. And, you know, that time will arise and when it does, I think I'll have a better, clear, concise, answer for a lot of people that are going to ask.
Because the Celtics are over the cap, Irving can only sign for 120 percent of what he's making now, which is just over $20 million. As Real GM's Keith Smith points out, Irving signing an extension instead of a new contract next summer would cost him about $80 million. I really just can't wait to see how we all kind of feel going into the summertime and when we get together.
"That's the type of attitude and effort you love to be a part of", he said. Irving's response about his future with the Celtics certainly isn't reassuring to green teamers, but it's also important to remember that this is Kyrie Irving.
"For me, I'm just glad everyone got to learn how special they were on a bigger stage". Some of their numbers particularly probably didn't look as appealing to the outside looker, but they were always locked in. And then when they were afforded the opportunity to take the reins of the team, you saw them take full advantage of it.
In order for the money to match up, Ainge would need to send Irving, Hayward or Al Horford to Cleveland in addition to a batch of expiring contracts, such as Marcus Morris or Terry Rozier, and a pick from their still-burgeoning stash of first-rounders over the next few years.
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Ed Davis - a rebounding machine that has tormented the Warriors as a member of the Blazers in recent years. Their ultimate goal was to get "clicking like Golden State" when it mattered most: the postseason.
"The challenge is now we have championship pedigree", he said.
Once he is able to return, Irving, like many of his teammates, is expecting - and excited for - intense, competitive practices.
There will nearly certainly be hot take artists who read that from Irving and do the "he's not committed to the team" nonsense that we've come to expect out of radio hosts and columnists from the otherwise great city of Boston. "Our young guys [have experience] that sometimes other young guys in the league aren't necessarily afforded. I'm looking forward to that".
"It's encouraging", Irving told Robb of his time in Boston.
Kyrie Irving is pondering that - and a movie release and his future and LeBron's next Decision.