Bill Simmons won’t lose any sleep if the Boston Celtics trade Kyrie Irving before the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline.
Simmons, a huge C’s supporter, took to Twitter on Friday after Irving backed off his prior public committment to re-signing with Boston this offseason. The well-known sports pundit called out the Celtics star’s leadership and explained he’d be OK with Boston trading Irving in the coming days.
Irving can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this offseason. He said back in October he’d like to stay in Boston, but the All-Star point guard changed his tune Friday, telling reporters “Ask me July 1” when asked about his long-term future.
Irving’s comments only add to speculation he could leave the Celtics for either the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks in free agency this summer. Simmons sounds ready to move on from Irving now, though, which certainly would be a bold move by the Celtics, who continue to be linked to New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis in trade rumors.