Danny Ainge: Celtics, Kyrie Irving Getting "Married" On July First

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Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge remains to be underneath the impression that All Star level guard Kyrie Irving will re-sign with the workforce as a free agent this summer season.

Ainge made an look on the Toucher & Rich radio present Friday morning the place he described the workforce's present relationship with Irving as an "engagement," with the wedding nonetheless on for July 1st.

Danny Ainge: Celtics, Kyrie Irving Getting "Married" On July First

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“I feel lots of people due to Kyrie’s announcement at the start of the yr thought that there was a wedding,” Ainge advised the hosts (H/T ESPN).

“I feel it’s it’s extra like an engagement, and we’re gonna get married on July first, and I feel that that engagement remains to be on so far as I do know in my particular person conversations with Kyrie. We’re nonetheless engaged, however we actually can’t make these vows, signal that contract, till July first.”

Last week, the 26-year outdated level guard left some doubt about his plans to signal a long-term take care of the Celtics, contradicting his remarks about resigning with Boston again in October. 

"At the tip of the day, I will do what's finest for my profession, and that is simply the place it stands. That's simply the place it stands," Irving advised reporters previous to final Friday's recreation towards the Knicks in New York. "... Ask me July 1st."

With the Knicks clearing up sufficient room to signal two max contracts this summer season, hypothesis has picked up that Kyrie will go away Boston to workforce with Kevin Durant in NY this summer season.

However, the rumors will stay rumors till the 2018-19 season performs out, no matter prior "engagements."