By Quenton S. Albertie
Per The Athletic’s Jay King, Boston Celtics co-owner is appreciate of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s announcement that he intends to re-sign with Boston when his contract expires in the summer of 2019. However, he didn’t view the announcement as a firm commitment from Irving, saying that Irving will “consider” re-signing with them in the offseason.
Wyc Grousbeck gushes about Kyrie Irving as a player and human, then adds, “I’m really honored that he will plan to consider us next summer.”
Grousbeck is pumped about the Celtics and Kyrie, but sounds like he knows there’s nothing concrete about a commitment at this point.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 11, 2018
It’s been a week since Irving announced his intentions to stay with the Celtics and in the days since, it’s also been discovered that Boston is discussing a rookie scale contract extension with backup point guard Terry Rozier.
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With Grousbeck uncertain if Irving will actually remain with the Celtics, their decision to continue pursuing an extension with Rozier makes even more sense. Irving, who will receive max contract offers from multiple teams, will be one of the hottest free agents on the...