first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Nevertheless, speculation is sure to keep swirling around Irving, with suggestions that the Knicks — who traded Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas on Thursday in what many see as a move to clear salary cap space — could be among the clubs that will try to land him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “And my focus this season is winning a championship with the Boston Celtics. Obviously, we had goals coming into the season, and the primary goal is to win a championship. So that’s where my focus is.”Irving can opt out of the last year of his contract to test the free agent market at the end of this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn October, he cheered Celtics fans by proclaiming at a team event that if Boston wanted him to stay that’s what he planned to do.On Friday, he sounded a more ambiguous note when asked if his mindset had changed. “Ask me July first,” he said.With the departure of LeBron James from Cleveland to the Los Angeles Lakers, Irving-led Boston were tipped to emerge as a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference a season after the Cavs denied an injury-hit Celtics squad in game seven of the conference finals.But it has been the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors dueling atop the conference in the first half of the season, with the 32-19 Celtics currently tied for fourth place, 5.5 games behind the Bucks.“Obviously, things this season haven’t gone as I planned,” said Irving, who is averaging 23.7 points per game. “That’s part of being on a team where you’re still trying to figure things out.”Irving did say that the Celtics remained “at the head of the race” for his services after this season, and in the meantime he’d prefer to not have the “distraction” of looking ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Moved to tears, Rudy Gobert feels disrespect in NBA All-Star snub PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts to a call in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says he’s focusing on bringing an NBA title to Boston this season — and where he might end up after the 2018-19 campaign remains an open question.“At the end of the day, I’m going to do what’s best for my career, and that’s just where it stands,” Irving told reporters at Madison Square Garden on Friday, as the Celtics prepared to take on the New York Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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