There is no need to worry Kyrie Irving fans. It looks like Irving may be staying with the Boston Celtics after all.
All summer the talk has been will Kyrie Irving return to the Boston Celtics in 2019 or not. When the rumors first broke it seemed like Irving was desperately hoping to play for the New York Knicks. Now things are changing.
On ESPN’s show “The Jump” Kevin Arnovitz gave Boston Celtics fans some good news.
My best intel is that the Celtics and Kyrie have a pretty good mutual understanding that he wasn’t going to get traded in the offseason and that there are long-term aspirations for both parties,” Arnovitz said. “Anything can happen over the course of an eight-month season, but I kind of like him staying.”
This is great news for Celtics fans. Kyrie is a top 10 player in the NBA today. If you can lock him up long term you have to do it.
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A new challenge
This season will be a new challenge for Irving and the Celtics. With Hayward and Irving returning, Boston has a beautiful problem. Brad Stevens will have to make sure to balance playing time and make sure everyone is getting their shots.
This year’s Celtics team is one of the most talented rosters that the Celtics have had in awhile. If they somehow didn’t reach the NBA Finals it would be a colossal failure.
Irving is going to have to play a much more unselfish game this season. He showed that he was a team player last season, but with Hayward back there will be sometimes that the point guard needs to let Gordon eat and get his buckets.
Plain and simply, Kyrie Irving staying with the Celtics is the best move for the team. Losing a top 10 player is never good.
Hopefully this isn’t the last season we see Kyrie rock the Celtics green.