Boston Celtics: Where the franchise stands heading into the 2018 offseason

And overreact, quite a bit.

In the meantime, Irving is looking forward to his return to the court - as well as the return of "my man Gordon [Hayward]" - with hopes that the team will accomplish something bigger than themselves. He could opt out of his deal and become a free agent after next season. One, because he could very well be a one-year rental, and two, because the Nuggets don't have the assets that other teams do, but on the off-chance that the Celtics and Nuggets make a deal for Irving, here are three possibilities for what that trade could look like. I think around this time is probably 15 weeks until the third week in September, not that I'm thinking about it or anything.

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving seemed to fan the flames of rumors that he may be leaving the C's when his option is up. "You try to focus on what's important, what we need for going into next year, how being aware of who we have now, what we're capable of, the things that we need to kind of fix or get done, and go from there".

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Although he was disappointed he wasn't able to contribute during the playoffs, Irving said the team playing well without him was "only beneficial".

For now, Irving says he is not considering a contract extension. Boston undoubtedly is mindful of Irving's impending payday, and if he plays at an elite level next season, the organization likely will be happy to open up its checkbook. We've mentioned all year.

"I'm feeling good", Irving said. He is notoriously ambiguous and non-committal when talking with reporters, whether they're asking about his reasons for wanting out of Cleveland or his flat earth theories.

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"Obviously, it's a business at the end of the day", Irving said.

As for the effect of those conversations with Danny Ainge and the front office, Irving said, "It puts things at ease".

Kyrie Irving faced the media on Tuesday afternoon, answering questions on a number of topics, including his future with the Boston Celtics. Not yet. Chances are we won't know what Irving's future holds until next summer, and that's the way he wants it.

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Staying in the present, though, Irving raved about the "excitement" that comes with a reloaded Celtics squad next season.

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