Wojnarowski🗣 Expects Irving to Re-Sign✍ with Celtics☘ in 2019

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An unrestricted free agent next summer, Kyrie Irving has not given the Boston Celtics any indication that he will re-sign next summer. But while Irving is being a bit coy about his long-term future in Boston, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski believes the Celtics All-Star guard will ultimately re-sign.

During a recent episode of his podcast, Wojnarowski speculated that Irving would decide to re-sign with the Celtics.

“I still would take Boston against the rest of the field [in Kyrie Irving’s free agency next summer] because I still think, in the end, there comes a moment of truth when you look around and you have to make a decision about somewhere else," Wojnarowski said, via Greg Cassoli of USA Today's Celtics Wire. "And when you really start inspecting the questions that are in almost any other circumstance you’d go to, you’d say, ‘Boy, it looks pretty good here.'”

It's important to note that Wojnarowski is speculating and is not officially reporting about Irving's free agency. Wojnarowski however, is very well informed and his speculation is quite note worthy. Plus Wojnarowski's speculation falls in line with what Celtics coach Brad Stevens has said about Irving's free agency as he believes that if Boston continues to win, the All-Star guard won't leave next summer.

"Yeah, we talk all the time about that stuff," Stevens told The Athletic's Jay King about Irving's free agency. "But I think at the end of the day one of the things that he was really consistent with was he wanted to be in a situation where everybody was excited about the opportunity to compete to win. He came from a winning situation and he came from a situation where they were able to win a championship. And I think like anybody else he wants that feeling again. But I got the impression he really enjoyed it here. I know the end of the season was really hard for him. It would be hard for anybody. But he’s been great."

"None of that stuff — there’s no intent to sell. Free agency is there for a reason," Stevens added.

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