Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in August of 2017, but Gilbert doesn’t expect Irving to re-up with the Celtics in free agency this summer, and thinks that the Cavs did pretty well for themselves in the trade, all things considered.
“I don’t know, but I think Kyrie will leave Boston,” Gilbert said, via cleveland.com. “We could have ended up with nothing. Looking back after all the moves Koby [Altman] made, we killed it in that trade.”
Irving has a player option worth more than $21 million for the ’19-20 season that he is expected to decline in favor or unrestricted free agency this summer, though he didn’t cheap nba jerseys
do himself any favors this past season.
According to a report from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, several would-be suitors of Irving are much more wary of signing him following his underwhelming 2018-19 campaign.
Irving struggled with his role as a leader for the Celtics throughout the regular season, and then underperformed in the postseason as the Celtics were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, despite the struggles, the Celtics are still hoping that Irving remains in Boston long-term.