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Kyrie Irving says signing extension with Celtics "just doesn’t make any sense"

13 June 2018

I think, yeah, that's human nature to think about that kind of thing.

Love's comments came three days after one unnamed Cavaliers veteran told The Athletic's Jason Lloyd there was "no doubt" the Cavs would have won the first three games of the NBA Finals against the Warriors if they still had Irving.

After weeks of being "an outsider looking in", Irving said he's planning on dedicating this offseason to his craft and is taking everything one day at a time to ensure he will be ready for the start of training camp.

"I would just say the consistency, the authenticity, and honesty, from everything that we're doing as a team and an organization", Irving said.

Irving is eligible for an extension this summer but, even coming off another knee surgery that sidelined him for Boston's improbable run to the cusp of the Finals, was adamant that he'll wait for the summer of 2019 to examine his future.

Later, Irving added, "The focus is exclusively on winning a championship next year". "I think that our starting five probably could have changed game-to-game, based on the guys we have on this team and the length".

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Boston, however, still finished with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference led by Kyrie Irving and Al Horford. "I'd been talking about how great they were, some of their numbers particularly probably didn't look as appealing to the outside looker, but they were always locked in". Sports who does analyst work for NBC Sports Boston, appeared Monday on FS1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" and outlined why he questions whether the Celtics will have any real interest in meeting with James this summer. Really integrating myself with our team again and really focus on winning a championship. Without Hayward, Boston still managed to finish second in the East behind the play of fellow All-Star pick up Kyrie Irving and rookie Jayson Tatum, who took over after Irving went down before the playoffs. Until I get to that point, then I can't really answer any questions. And then when they were afforded the opportunity to take the reins of the team, you saw them take full advantage of it.

"Management and I will have a talk, but that talk won't happen now", he said.

"It was going to be a process coming back", he said.

This is all popping up as Danny Ainge and the Celtics weigh their options with Irving.

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"I think you guys can feel my attitude is really just redemption next year", Irving said.

Kyrie Irving says signing extension with Celtics