First, Kyrie Irving was in, telling Boston Celtics season-ticket holders in October, “If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here.”cheap womens nfl jerseys
Then, he wasn’t necessarily out, but the depth of commitment he expressed in earlier comments seemed…shallower.
“Ask me July 1,”nfl jersey store he told reporters when questioned about his free agency in February. And then, as if begging for nonstop aggregation, he said, “I don’t owe anybody s–t.”
Irving can opt out of his contract this summer and should expect max offers from the Knicks and Celtics. If he stays put, Boston could trade for Anthony Davis, who’d probably be more likely to re-sign in 2020 if Irving were locked into a deal as his running mate. If Irving bolts, Boston might not want to risk trading what it would take to get Davis without any assurance of keeping him long term.
Irving has been only intermittently supportive of teammates from the bench this year, sometimes appearing engaged, others visibly frustrated.
In early March, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported:
“Sources around the team told me that Irving’s persona has changed too: He’s become disengaged and detached from those around the team. There is talk that Irving’s friendships on the team start and end with [Jayson] Tatum, with whom he shares an agent. Two sources peg Irving’s change in demeanor to early February, around the time he was asked about the possibility of joining the New York Knicks next season.”nfl womens jerseys
The mercurial Irving will head into free agency with several options available to him. Good luck trying to guess his plans.nfl jerseys authentic
Prediction: Irving joins Durant in New York on a max contract.