Kyrie Irving Confirms He Won't Sign Extension With Celtics This Offseason

Kyrie Irving Confirms He Won't Sign Extension With Celtics This Offseason

Kyrie Irving Confirms He Won't Sign Extension With Celtics This Offseason

"Contractually, financially, [an extension] just doesn't make any sense", Irving said, as quoted on ESPN.

Irving spoke with the media on Tuesday and answered several questions, including some about his contract status.

If he waits until July 1 of 2019, however, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, he could sign a five-year deal worth $188 million - $80 million more.

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving seemed to fan the flames of rumors that he may be leaving the C's when his option is up.

Irving acknowledged the inevitability of people speculating about his contract situation, as much as he expressed hope reporters could limit them to "maybe one question a day". "You try to focus on what's important and what we need going into next year, being aware of who we have now and what we're capable of, and things we need to fix or get done and go from there".

It's been a whirlwind of a calendar year for Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving.

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

While Irving had little specific to say about James, he noted that he appreciates having a seat at the table with president Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens when it comes to the direction of the team. While the dynamic point guard is eligible to put pen to paper on an extension with the franchise this summer, Irving has been clear that he is unsure about what the future holds for him with regards to his tenure in Boston.

"I think you guys can feel my attitude is really just redemption next year", he said. That's the only thing I'm really anxious about. "It was going to be a process coming back, just making sure I'm healthy enough for September, so just trying not to push it too hard, just taking my time with the rehab and just feeling good". Who, in his position, wouldn't say, 'Yes, this is where I want to be?'

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.

In the meantime, Irving is looking forward to his return to the court - as well as the return of "my man Gordon [Hayward]" - with hopes that the team will accomplish something bigger than themselves.

"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.

The Celtics expect Irving to be completely recovered by the start of training camp in the fall.

Irving continued that trend in an interview with The Boston Sports Journal's Brian Robb (subscription required).

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