Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Why Kyrie Irving Won’t Sign Contract Extension With Celtics This Summer

He was a key part of the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship run during the 2015-2016 season, hitting the game winning three pointer over Stephen Curry in Game 7 of a series they were down three games to one.

Irving also had a separate surgery in May to fix a deviated septum, a procedure that kept him away from the sidelines for Game 7 of the Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series against James and the Cavaliers.

His performance in interviews is fun to watch, but now since Irving is a member of the Celtics his antics in the media can make you nervous.

There have been reports that Irving could leave the Celtics in 2019 free agency. But what if this intimacy is fed by him becoming a member of the Green?

From all the facts in evidence, however, Irving seems to very much like his role, his teammates and the general concept of playing in Boston. Fans down in Philadelphia would give their first-born to see James complete "The Process". They gained a lot of experience, and now it can only help us going forward. The Celtics are projected to be $6.4 million over the salary cap next season with $107.4 million tied up. He also won't commit to re-signing with Boston. And while it might make the club sleep easier to have him signed to an extension, considering the NBA's ever-changing winds, he's no doubt wise to, well, keep his options open. This is where general manager Danny Ainge would have to strip himself off all attachments to the marquee players on his roster as he did in sending Isaiah Thomas to the Cavaliers last offseason. One, you could trade Gordon Hayward to Cleveland for LeBron.

Jaylen Brown's rookie season didn't go as many had hoped for with the Boston Celtics. He averaged 24.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 49.1% from the floor and 40.8% from three point range.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving missed the postseason thanks to a pair of knee surgeries - the first to remove troublesome hardware, the second as a result of bacteria discovered at the site. However, do the Cavaliers want to be the team Irving deserts following the season?

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