Kyrie Irving has not ruled out Celtics return
The Boston Celtics were in the news heavily on Wednesday, as two huge stories broke regarding two players either leaving – or coming to – Boston to play for the C’s.
First off, the formerly devoted and presently disgruntled Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving opted out of his player option for the 2019-20 season, which made him an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Despite those differing storylines, both seem to be viewed in a negative light by most of the populace, as Irving is expected to sign elsewhere and Davis is not expected to stay beyond the 2019-20 season – even if Boston breaks the bank in order to acquire him via trade.
Now, according to a story from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, there might be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for the Celtics insofar as the fact that Irving has not yet ruled out a return to Beantown.
“According to multiple league sources, Irving still has not removed the Celtics from consideration as he contemplates where to sign as a free agent, though the assumption around the NBA was he was looking to go elsewhere to join up with another marquee free agent,” per Bulpett’s story.
“That concept was placed in some measure of doubt when Kevin Durant — the most prominent of the potential 2019 free agents — suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night. There still is no definitive word on whether that situation will change Irving’s thinking, or if a successful Celtics pursuit of Davis could increase the chances Irving stays in Boston.”