Kyrie Irving Extension Isn’t Happening
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says contract extension “doesn’t make sense.”
In a press conference Tuesday, when the all-star point guard Kyrie Irving was asked about his eligibility for an extension, he said “contractually, financially, just doesn’t make sense.”
Irving said he really is not focused on his extension right now, but more so on getting healthy and preparing for the upcoming NBA season.
“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.”
If the former Cleveland Cavalier did sign an extension this summer, he could sign a four-year, $107 million extension, but would be missing out on more money were he to wait till he can opt out of his current contract’s last year to become a free agent. I am sure the Celtics would happily give Irving a contract better than Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conely; Conely is currently in the third year of his five-year, $152 million contract.
Irving added that he is not worried about the upcoming LeBron James sweepstakes. He is focused on one thing: an NBA championship.
“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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