Irving will enter free agency in July. 

By Michael Shapiro
January 31, 2019

Kyrie Irving's impending free agency will be one of the NBA's premier headlines this offseason. But Celtics general manager Danny Ainge doesn't seem overly concerned with Irving bolting to a new destination. 

"I talk to Kyrie all the time. My feelings have not changed. I feel like Kyrie likes it in Boston," Ainge told Toucher and Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. "But we won’t know anything until July."

Irving discussed his free agency in October at the Celtics' Fan Fest. 

"If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here," Irving told the crowd TD Garden. 

The Duke product staying in Boston isn't guaranteed, though. There is a "growing belief of uncertainty" regarding Irving's commitment to the Celtics, according to Yahoo Sports. Irving is also reportedly interested in teaming up with LeBron James and the Lakers, according to Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher.

Irving is averaging 23.7 points and 6.9 assists per game in 2018-19. Boston is 32–19, fifth in the East entering Thursday night. 

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