Could LeBron James Wind Up In Boston This Summer?

Kyrie Irving will become an unrestricted free agent in 2019

Kyrie Irving will become an unrestricted free agent in 2019

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.

But, he is under team control for the next two seasons before a $34.1 million player option in the summer of 2020. I don't think [impending free agency will] necessarily have an effect.

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.

It's understandable, with the quote coming just a week after Yahoo Sports' Chris Mannix reported that the Celtics are scared that Irving could bolt for the New York Knicks when he hits free agency next summer (as laughable as that is, Irving has been connected to the Knicks in the past).

He went on to note that it indeed "sucked" to not be a part of the playoff run, adding, "You work extremely hard to be able to play really well on that big of a stage". 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. "They gained a lot of experience, and now it can only help us going forward". Some of their numbers probably didn't look as appealing to the outside-looker, but they were just - they were always locked in. You saw guys that literally are going to be stars in this league for years to come. One, you could trade Gordon Hayward to Cleveland for LeBron.

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

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.

Once he is able to return, Irving, like many of his teammates, is expecting - and excited for - intense, competitive practices.

Irving was finally out of LeBron's shadow. Docked behind him as he sat before the pens, cameras and microphones were "Boston Elite" and "Odyssey" - which he, respectively, is and is on.

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