Kyrie Irving will not consider signing a contract extension with the Boston Celtics this summer as he continues to recover from his season-ending knee injury.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Irving stated that agreeing to an extension “just doesn’t make any sense” right now, per ESPN’s Chris Forsberg.
Before Celtic fans overreact to this statement and Knicks fans rejoice, it is important to realize that Kyrie is not saying he does not want to play in Boston. He is simply stating that financially he is better off if he waits.
Albert Nahmad of HeatHoops.com illustrated why on Twitter:
— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertNahmad) June 12, 2018
Irving went on to say his focus will be on redemption and bringing Boston a championship this season. By not extending his contract this summer, Irving has the potential to make upwards of 80 million dollars more on his next deal. Who in their right mind would pass up that opportunity?