Welcome home, Kyrie
The Boston Celtics were really, really good without Kyrie Irving.
Now, with Irving stating he won’t be signing an extension, in addition to the play of Terry Rozier, the former All-Star is now expendable.
Should LeBron disappoint us all and join Boston, the Cavs could re-acquire their former No. 1 overall pick in a trade.
Like a previously mentioned trade, James would have to opt-in to his contract, so he could fit into Celtics’ salary structure. Then, he could sign a four-year extension to get close to the money he’d receive if he had signed a max-deal with the Cavaliers.
Clevelanders would be happy to re-unite, but buyer beware.
At this point of his career, Irving’s injury concerns are real, and when you consider he’s coming off another knee surgery…well…he’s a risk.