Kyrie Irving open about contract, watching from the sidelines

Well, according to Adam Kaufman, a beat reporter for the Boston Celtics, there's a slim chance Boston would consider trading their star free agent signing from 2017, but if they did, they better be ready to face the vast backlash. "So we'll see what management decides".

Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving said Tuesday that a contract extension this summer doesn't make sense for him and that while he's already bracing for the daily questions about his future, his sole focus is on getting healthy for next season and helping Boston take another step toward title contention. The expectations are high because he was the third pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, he improved a lot and the Celtics' expectations are a lot higher after reaching the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals.

It's the kind of thing that makes you raise your eyebrows if you're a Celtics fan or a person who wants Irving suiting up for their team some day.

And it could have huge ramifications on the race to win a championship.

It's also important for the Celtics to know where Irving is going - and they hope it's nowhere. It obviously wasn't going to feel the same, but I was just so proud of our guys and what they did.

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Unfortunately for Boston, the injury bug would strike again as Irving would be lost for the rest of the season on March 11. 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". Some of their numbers probably didn't look as appealing to the outside-looker, but they were just - they were always locked in.

"The challenge is now we have championship pedigree", he said.

Regardless of what the reaction from the local crowd would be, James coming to Boston is far-fetched but is not out of the realm of possibility. They have experience, our young guys that sometimes other young guys in the league aren't necessarily afforded.

Kyrie Irving is pondering that - and a movie release and his future and LeBron's next Decision.