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NBA: Irving happy with Celtics amid free agency talk

By Opta
Boston Celtics star guard Kyrie Irving

New York, September 27: Kyrie Irving is happy with the Boston Celtics as the star guard brushed talk of leaving the team.

Irving is set to be one of the most sought-after NBA free agents on the market in 2019 amid links with the New York Knicks.

The 2016 NBA champion and five-time All-Star only arrived from the Cleveland Cavaliers last season and he appears quite content with the highly rated Celtics.

"The future is very, very bright in Boston," Irving told ESPN. "Even if I ever try to think about that thought of going elsewhere, it would be like, 'What are you thinking? We're pretty f****** good here.'

"We're pretty f****** good not just for this year, but for years to come. I'm looking forward to that."

Irving added: "It is what it is, honestly. I'm comfortable in the position I'm in, and they know how I feel about them as teammates and the organisation in general, so I'm happy to be a part of it."

Irving's comments align with those made by the 26-year-old earlier this week to

"Obviously it's everybody else's job to look forward to my future before I can," Irving said. "So I just really thought it was important to make sure it's known that this franchise is really built for the next few years of being at the top tier of teams in the league. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?"

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    Story first published: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:00 [IST]
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