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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Says Contract Extension Doesn’t Make Sense For Him

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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is focusing on getting healthy for next season for another push for an NBA title for the Celtics.

What Irving is not focused on, is a contract extension this summer.

“Contractually, financially, [an extension] just doesn’t make any sense,” Irving said, while promoting the ‘Uncle Drew’ movie (h/t ESPN).

Irving is eligible for a four-year, $107 million extension, but that would be $80 million less than what he could earn if he waits until 2019 and opts out of the final year of his current deal to re-sign with Boston.

“My hope is that maybe we could limit it to maybe one question a day about what I’m doing next year,” Irving said.

“That’s my hope. But obviously I can’t really control that.

“I think you guys can feel my attitude is really just redemption next year. Really integrating myself with our team again and really focus on winning a championship. That’s the only thing I’m really worried about. Until I get to that point, then I can’t really answer any questions. I’m pretty sure management and I will have a talk, but that talk won’t happen now.”

Irving is focused on winning a title next season.

“The focus is solely on winning a championship next year. I don’t think [impending free agency will] necessarily have an effect. I’m doing my best to kind of deflect all that and focus on what’s in front of us.”

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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Expects to Come off the Bench

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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown may be returning to action later this week after missing three straight games due to a tailbone injury, but he expects to come off the bench when he finally does return to the court.

“I believe in my ability,” Brown said, according to MassLive’s Tom Westerholm. “Coaching staff believes in my ability. If coming off bench makes sense – people make it a bigger deal than it really is. At end of the day it’s basketball. (Gordon) Hayward came off the bench & had 30 points. It’s a mindset. It’s a choice.”

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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Only Wants to Play into Mid-30s in NBA

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Bostons Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving may not have a long storied NBA career, as he plans to hang it up and call it a career far earlier this many may expect.

Irving stated that he only wants to play in the NBA until his early-mid 30s, according to Celtics reported Marc D’Amico.

Irving is the franchise cornerstone for Boston and is posting 22.4 points, 6.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game this season for the Celtics.

 

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Celtics Pick Up Options on Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Guerschon Yabusele

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The Boston Celtics have opted to pick up their 2019-2020 team options on Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Guerschon Yabusele, the team officially announced on Wednesday.

Brown’s fourth-year option guarantees his $6,534,829 cap charge for next season, while Tatum will be locked in for a  $7,830,000 cap hit for the 2019-2020 season, both moves considered to be no brainers given their development.

The decision on Yabusele, who hasn’t shown much of anything over 38 games since joining Boston, is a bit more of a surprise, but the Celtics see something in his to warrant their decision to keep him a part of their team moving forward.

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