Like Celtics fans, the opinions about Kyrie Irving among league executives and scouts run the gamut.
But when it comes to Irving’s future in Boston, the overwhelming majority believe he’ll be taking his talents elsewhere next season.
A six-time All-Star, Irving will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
While Boston has indicated it wants to re-sign Irving, it is unclear if the feeling is mutual with Irving being linked with a number of teams led by the New York Knicks.
By signing somewhere besides Boston, Irving would be walking away from about $80 million.
But according to multiple league officials, that doesn’t matter.
“If you think the money he’s going to leave on the table by going somewhere else besides Boston is going to be an issue, you don’t know Kyrie,” one Eastern Conference General Manager told NBC Sports Boston. “He’s a different kind of guy; and a lot of the stuff that you would think would be an issue for him, he could care less about.”
A different league executive pointed out how the talk about Irving and issues with the media won’t be a factor, either.