Kyrie Irving’s future at the Boston Celtics has been questioned over the last week since Irving avoided stating his desire to stay in Boston after the 2018-2019 NBA season.
According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach believes that Uncle Drew is happy playing with the Celtics long term but nothing is definite.
''A league source said Friday that the Celtics believe Irving is happy in Boston and would like to be with the team long-term, but that there are no certainties."
The best case scenario for Celtics fans is that this rumor rings true and Irving doesn’t look elsewhere once his contract ends next year. However, there is the possibility that the Celtics could lose the 5x All-Star to free agency next year for practically nothing in return.
There have even been talks in the media about the hypothetical possibility of using Irving to trade for San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard who has revealed that he’s ready to move on from the Spurs.
The possibility of a trade between the two organizations that involves Irving would have to base around the potential hesitancy of Irving wanting to re-commit with Boston. The Celtics certainly wouldn’t put their superstar point guard on the table if they are confident with his commitment to the club.
Kyrie Irving is looking to overcome the knee injury that kept him out of the Celtics 2018 Playoffs series where they fell short by just one game against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Many believe with a fit an injury free Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, the Celtics are one of the biggest threats to overthrow the Warriors who aim to win their third championship in a row.