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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2018, 06:46:12 AM »

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as is Kyrieís current refusal to kill rumors.


Is this really any different than Ainge being willing to discuss any potential deal no matter who it involves?

Yes, itís pretty different. Kyrie is the one who has allowed this narrative to exist, and when directly asked about his commitment to Boston, heís intentionally vague. Thatís not an endearing quality.

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sources connected to the player reiterated in the last two days that, while there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season, the All-Star guard is quite pleased with his Celtic surroundings and has been talking about the future here beyond 2018-19.

What more should he say?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/07/marcus_smart_deal_adds_to_celtics_stability

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2018, 07:12:47 AM »

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Better keep Rozier cause Irving will leave for the biggest market in the NBA..guy got knee issues anyway..always find a point guard
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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2018, 07:41:09 AM »

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as is Kyrieís current refusal to kill rumors.


Is this really any different than Ainge being willing to discuss any potential deal no matter who it involves?

Yes, itís pretty different. Kyrie is the one who has allowed this narrative to exist, and when directly asked about his commitment to Boston, heís intentionally vague. Thatís not an endearing quality.

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sources connected to the player reiterated in the last two days that, while there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season, the All-Star guard is quite pleased with his Celtic surroundings and has been talking about the future here beyond 2018-19.

What more should he say?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/07/marcus_smart_deal_adds_to_celtics_stability

Thatís not him saying it.  If he says the above publicly, great.



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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2018, 07:44:58 AM »

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New York media is so horny for the Knicks to be relevant they are starting to speak in absolutes.

Like someone mentioned, kyrieís set up to make the most money, have a championship team around him and would be an idiot to go play for the Knicks

He goes he goes. Resign Rozier and make a play for another PG.
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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2018, 08:14:01 AM »

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If Kyrie leaves, heís an idiot.  Hayward + Tatum + Brown + Horford + Smart is better than Butler + ďvery accomplished ď player

Perhaps, Boston should consider making a move to add a Butler.

I've thought about that, but I feel Butler would be rather redundant. Between Kyrie, Hayward and Tatum, that's alot of touches. I also feel that Butler and Hayward are essentially the same player, only Hayward is better.
Hayward wasn't better than Butler befire he was hurt. He won't be better after the injury either

In a vacuum, sure. But on this team? Hayward is a lot better. Hayward is a better playmaker and shooter, and that is very important in Brad's system. Plus we don't need someone who throws his teammates under a bus.

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2018, 08:41:46 AM »

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New York driven media making up stories

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2018, 08:49:54 AM »

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as is Kyrieís current refusal to kill rumors.


Is this really any different than Ainge being willing to discuss any potential deal no matter who it involves?

Yes, itís pretty different. Kyrie is the one who has allowed this narrative to exist, and when directly asked about his commitment to Boston, heís intentionally vague. Thatís not an endearing quality.

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sources connected to the player reiterated in the last two days that, while there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season, the All-Star guard is quite pleased with his Celtic surroundings and has been talking about the future here beyond 2018-19.

What more should he say?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/07/marcus_smart_deal_adds_to_celtics_stability

Thatís not him saying it.  If he says the above publicly, great.



Fair enough Roy.

I think the indications suggest he plans to stay here long term, but I agree that statements like the one you cite  are not good for the team. Btw, a source would be appreciated, not that I doubt he said it, rather for checking the context.

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2018, 09:58:06 AM »

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as is Kyrieís current refusal to kill rumors.


Is this really any different than Ainge being willing to discuss any potential deal no matter who it involves?

Yes, itís pretty different. Kyrie is the one who has allowed this narrative to exist, and when directly asked about his commitment to Boston, heís intentionally vague. Thatís not an endearing quality.

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sources connected to the player reiterated in the last two days that, while there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season, the All-Star guard is quite pleased with his Celtic surroundings and has been talking about the future here beyond 2018-19.

What more should he say?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/07/marcus_smart_deal_adds_to_celtics_stability

Thatís not him saying it.  If he says the above publicly, great.



Fair enough Roy.

I think the indications suggest he plans to stay here long term, but I agree that statements like the one you cite  are not good for the team. Btw, a source would be appreciated, not that I doubt he said it, rather for checking the context.

Interview with The NY Times:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/1005273144901492736?

Of course, based on his other answers in that interview, he may have been baked out of his mind. (ďConstitutionally RoundĒ would make a great screen name.)


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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2018, 10:30:41 AM »

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as is Kyrieís current refusal to kill rumors.


Is this really any different than Ainge being willing to discuss any potential deal no matter who it involves?

Yes, itís pretty different. Kyrie is the one who has allowed this narrative to exist, and when directly asked about his commitment to Boston, heís intentionally vague. Thatís not an endearing quality.

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sources connected to the player reiterated in the last two days that, while there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season, the All-Star guard is quite pleased with his Celtic surroundings and has been talking about the future here beyond 2018-19.

What more should he say?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/07/marcus_smart_deal_adds_to_celtics_stability

Thatís not him saying it.  If he says the above publicly, great.



Fair enough Roy.

I think the indications suggest he plans to stay here long term, but I agree that statements like the one you cite  are not good for the team. Btw, a source would be appreciated, not that I doubt he said it, rather for checking the context.

Interview with The NY Times:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/1005273144901492736?

Of course, based on his other answers in that interview, he may have been baked out of his mind. (ďConstitutionally RoundĒ would make a great screen name.)
There's no getting around it. Whatever the explanation is for this flat earth thing, there is something wrong with him. Al of his interviews give off the same whiff of crazy. I worry that it will inevitably creep into his relationship with the team. Its too bad, because he's one of the most entertaining players I've ever seen play.

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2018, 10:39:59 AM »

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I wouldnt give him max deal anyway with his knee..get Kemba Walker next season
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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2018, 11:12:54 AM »

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as is Kyrieís current refusal to kill rumors.


Is this really any different than Ainge being willing to discuss any potential deal no matter who it involves?

Yes, itís pretty different. Kyrie is the one who has allowed this narrative to exist, and when directly asked about his commitment to Boston, heís intentionally vague. Thatís not an endearing quality.

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sources connected to the player reiterated in the last two days that, while there are miles to go between now and the end of the coming season, the All-Star guard is quite pleased with his Celtic surroundings and has been talking about the future here beyond 2018-19.

What more should he say?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/07/marcus_smart_deal_adds_to_celtics_stability

Thatís not him saying it.  If he says the above publicly, great.



That's a perfectly reasonable statement from Kyrie.

In other words, "I'll worry about next summer and free agency when next summer gets here. In the meantime, I'm focuses on winning a title in Boston ".

Kyrie is a guy that seems to live in the present. There's nothing he can do right now about next summer, so why should he waste his time worrying about it? It's not his problem if media with nothing better to do keep asking him a question that can't be answered right now. I don't need him to publicly answer that question. Fans that do are just being selfish and unrealistic.

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2018, 11:32:25 AM »

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I wouldnt give him max deal anyway with his knee..get Kemba Walker next season
Lol. How do you propose we do that? That's completely disregarding the fact that Kemba is, for all intents and purposes, just a poor man's Kyrie

Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2018, 11:58:52 AM »

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I wouldnt give him max deal anyway with his knee..get Kemba Walker next season

Hasn't Kemba had two knee surgeries on the same knee?

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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2018, 12:06:16 PM »

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I wouldnt give him max deal anyway with his knee..get Kemba Walker next season
Lol. How do you propose we do that? That's completely disregarding the fact that Kemba is, for all intents and purposes, just a poor man's Kyrie
Is Walker a FA next season?
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Re: 3rd player angling to join Kyrie and Butler in 2019
« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2018, 12:20:25 PM »

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lol, this sounds more like someone on the knicks just leaking false information trying to get the pot stirred.

sure Kyrie could come out and squash everything but he also loses his bargaining aspect and even if he did address it whatever he said would get overanalyzed and people would come up with their own conclusion anyway.

meanwhile the Celtics keep saying they feel really good about being able to re-sign kyrie.

me personally I think there are a lot of Celtics fans that are easily duped.