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Offline CelticsElite

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The Boston Celtics believe Kyrie Irving is happy being with their franchise, according to a league source.

The source also contends that Irving wants to be with the franchise long-term though they did acknowledges there are no certainties.

Irving revealed that he won't sign an extension with the Celtics before becoming a free agent in 2019 as it is financially advantageous for him to wait.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2018/06/15/yes-celtics-would-interested-kawhi-leonard-hits-market/WQ5TfNyaTjbfD8nk7vmEBP/story.html

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Listening to the Bill Simmons pod cast it seems that way. He really talked up "his" teammates and Stevens. And how he said that he wants to get some pick up games going this summer. Then there was one interview were they tried to get him to commit, but he didn't, and the follow up question was "do you like playing in Boston?". With a big grin he said yes. And he didn't even hesitate.

Listing to him the last couple days I believe he likes it here. It's either that, he's a liar and a [dang] good actor, and should get an oscar for Uncle Drew. :P

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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.
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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.
How has he not been acting like it.

He is literally saying that he likes it, and displaying all signs of that being the case

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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.
How has he not been acting like it.

He is literally saying that he likes it, and displaying all signs of that being the case
I think what he means is he wants a public verbal commitment from kyrie saying he wants to be here long term

I dont see anything wrong with that

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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.
How has he not been acting like it.

He is literally saying that he likes it, and displaying all signs of that being the case
I think what he means is he wants a public verbal commitment from kyrie saying he wants to be here long term

I dont see anything wrong with that
Considering the things he says about Kyrie I’m fairly confident that wouldn’t satisfy him, lol

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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.
How has he not been acting like it.

He is literally saying that he likes it, and displaying all signs of that being the case
I think what he means is he wants a public verbal commitment from kyrie saying he wants to be here long term

I dont see anything wrong with that
Considering the things he says about Kyrie I’m fairly confident that wouldn’t satisfy him, lol
Lol

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I mean if you're an impending free agent, take advantage of your time lol. No need to commit now. Commit and sign an extension at the end of next season.

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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.
How has he not been acting like it.

He is literally saying that he likes it, and displaying all signs of that being the case
I think what he means is he wants a public verbal commitment from kyrie saying he wants to be here long term

I dont see anything wrong with that
Why should he commit long-term, especially right now?  I like Kyrie and hope he stay long-term, but I wouldn't expect him to say something he may regret.  Where is the same commitment from the Celtics FO?

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We all understand that Kyrie shouldn’t sign an extension now. I think people would like to hear him state clearly that he wants to stay in Boston and hopes to get a deal done when the time is right. He can say that it’s a business and nothing is for sure but that is his hope. Of course Kyrie does things his own way and I read nothing into the fact that he has not said this. The earlier report about him maybe not resigning was largely baseless speculation rising from things he supposedly said to teammates before he left the Cavs. I think the Celtics have a normal amount of concern that any team with a high profile free agent would have. Likewise Kyrie should be a bit concerned about what trader Dan might do.

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The narrative either way would have been negative. If he signed a team-friendly deal now, people would have questioned whether he signed because of health concerns. If he waits, people question his loyalty to the Cs.

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Listening to the Bill Simmons pod cast it seems that way. He really talked up "his" teammates and Stevens. And how he said that he wants to get some pick up games going this summer. Then there was one interview were they tried to get him to commit, but he didn't, and the follow up question was "do you like playing in Boston?". With a big grin he said yes. And he didn't even hesitate.

Listing to him the last couple days I believe he likes it here. It's either that, he's a liar and a [dang] good actor, and should get an oscar for Uncle Drew. :P

Seems like a win-win for Boston, either he resigns here for the max at the end of his contract or he gets injured playing on an already suspect knee and they either don't resign him or are able to get him at a sizable discount due to injury.  Either way he's playing this season for a big contract and has every incentive to go all out on the court.


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Kyrie might have already worked things out with management about signing a new deal with Boston.

We have no idea what is going on behind the scenes.
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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.

What exactly is he suppose to do to convince you he likes it here?

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Well Kyrie, if you like it here so much, then start acting like it.

What exactly is he suppose to do to convince you he likes it here?

Go to JT's level of getting a Lucky tattoo or nothing!


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