Kyrie excited for this version of Celtics, but extension this summer won’t happen (and that’s OK)

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The future of the Celtics remains brighter than ever, yet there has been a surprising amount of uncertainty about the status of Kyrie Irving that has come to the forefront of the rumor mill in recent days.

With the possibility of the Celtics getting a meeting with LeBron James this summer being floated, and a report that some in the Celtics organization fear that Irving could leave for the Knicks(?!?) in 2019, the questions have started to pile up about what’s next for the 26-year-old in Boston over the long haul.

Irving is not likely to go anywhere this summer but he is eligible for an extension now. No extension will be signed before next season, however (we’ll explain why in this piece). But that should not worry Celtics fans.

In speaking about the future in an exclusive interview with BostonSportsJournal.com, Irving sounds like a player that is eager to join forces again with Gordon Hayward and play through those possibilities in Boston beyond just next season.

“I'm just excited to see