Kyrie plans to re-sign with Celtics next summer

Kyrie Irving said on Thursday that he plans to re-sign with the Boston Celtics when he hits free agency next summer. More

Kyrie Irving said on Thursday that he plans to re-sign with the Boston Celtics when he hits free agency next summer. More

All of the talk leading up to the season is about the impending free agency decision looming for Kyrie.

At a special event for season ticket holders at the TD Garden Thursday night, Irving told Brian Scalabrine, "I've shared it with some of my teammates as well as the organization as well as everyone else in Boston".

According to HoopsHype.com, Irving is due to make $20.1 million in the 2018-19 season, then has a $21.3 million player option for 2019-20. "If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here".

Irving, however, has reportedly made it clear to Boston's front office that he plans on wearing Celtic green for the foreseeable future, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

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He joined Boston in a trade from the Cavaliers last August, but his season ended in March as he dealt with persistent knee trouble.

And the unofficially official confirmation comes after a week of media interviews that saw Irving acknowledge that it'd be pretty hard to leave the Celtics.

The five-time All-Star and former National Basketball Association champion had recently hinted that he was leaning heavily towards remaining with Boston.

The Duke product averaged 24.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists over 60 games in his first season with Boston previous year. He was the Rookie of the Year in 2011-12 after Cleveland selected him first overall out of Duke.

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