Celtics reportedly confident they can re-sign Kyrie Irving despite Jimmy Butler chatter

Celtics reportedly confident they can re-sign Kyrie Irving despite Jimmy Butler chatter

Kyrie Irving has the potential to be a free agent next summer, as he has a player option for the 2019-20 season.

There’s been a lot talk of late that Irving would like to team up with Bulls star Jimmy Butler, but apparently the Celtics aren’t concerned as they believe they can re-sign Irving.

“Boston is confident it can re-sign Irving despite chatter — credible chatter — that Irving and Jimmy Butler would like to play together, per league sources,” ESPN’s Zach Lowe wrote in a lengthy piece. “They’ve earned such confidence.” 

Irving played 60 games in his first season in Boston and averaged 24.4 points and 5.1 assists per game.

With virtually the entire core of the Celtics roster locked up for multiple seasons, the organization should be the team to beat in the East for the years to come. This of course would likely give Irving even more of a reason to re-sign with the Celtics.

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