While Kyrie Irving has remained non-committal all summer about his future in Boston beyond next season, a Celtics team source tells RealGM.com's Keith Smith that the narrative of Kyrie being dissatisfied is just so much noise that should be ignored.
With Kyrie Irving in Las Vegas to watch the Summer Celtics it's time to share this note from a team source: "Ignore that noise about Kyrie not liking it in Boston and about being jealous of the kids and the attention they get. This team is closer than any team I can remember."— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 12, 2018
It fits in with what our DJ Bean wrote about Kyrie earlier Thursday. Perhaps Celtics fans are worrying over nothing amid reports of Irving eyeing the Knicks as an eventual landing spot or being uncomfortable with all the media attention young teammate Jayson Tatum is getting.
Irving, who missed the playoffs while recovering from a procedure on his knee, wasn't on the bench to root his teammates on in their Game 7 loss to the Cavs in the Eastern Conference finals - he was home in New Jersey after surgery for a deviated septum. That fueled more speculation about his commitment to his teammates.
Kyrie was back on the bench Thursday, along with teammate Jaylen Brown, to watch the C's Summer League playoff game against the Knicks.
Waiting to watch their C’s take on the Knicks 🔜 pic.twitter.com/KffRYhAATU— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 12, 2018
And a dunk early in the game by Guerschon Yabusele brought Irving and Brown to their feet.
Yabu slam + Jaylen and Kyrie's reaction pic.twitter.com/WcWiMxFnZ9— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) July 12, 2018