Team source denies Kyrie Irving doesn’t like playing on Celtics
Kyrie Irving demanded a trade when he was still wearing Cleveland colors because he reportedly wanted to get out of LeBron James’ shadow and be the man himself on a different team. He got what he wished for, as the Cavs sent him to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a pair of future picks.
In Boston, Irving is no longer a mere second banana, as he is now generally viewed as the Celtics’ best player.
Despite Irving being the focal point of Boston’s offense and the current face of the franchise, rumors of his discontent with his situation continue to persist. One unnamed source tried to squash those rumors, though, telling Keith Smith of Real GM that everything is fine in Boston.
With Kyrie Irving in Las Vegas to watch the Summer Celtics it’s time to share this note from a team source: “Ignore that noise about Kyrie not liking it in Boston and about being jealous of the kids and the attention they get. This team is closer than any team I can remember.”
Speculations of Irving’s level of satisfaction as a Celtic are growing loud, as the superstar point guard only has a year left on his current deal. In other words, Irving may leave Boston once he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2019.
There were previous reports that Irving could be eyeing a move to the New York Knicks and that Boston would rather trade him to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard than give up Jayson Tatum. Both reports don’t radiate any confidence that Irving is going to be in Boston beyond 2019. For now, Irving should rather focus on getting back to his top form, as he continues to recuperate from a recent knee surgery.