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Brad Stevens Asked About Kyrie Irving's Free Agency Decision

A picture of Kyrie Irving from behind.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

After the departure of LeBron James from the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics are the favorites to rule the East during the upcoming NBA season. With the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, the Celtics will be tough to beat.

While Boston will be seen as the favorite for this year, the team could be in for an interesting offseason following the 2018-19 season. Irving will be a free agent in 2019, and multiple reports have linked him to the New York Knicks.

How will the Celtics handle Kyrie's pending free agency? In a recent conversation with Chris Mannix, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens revealed his interesting strategy for conversations with Irving.

There won't be any - at least not about free agency. Here's his comments via NBC Sports.

"I’m not going to talk to him about it at all. One of the things I want to do is give everything I can to all these guys while they’re here. Hopefully, the people that are here recognize that it’s a really good environment with a high upside for a long time.

It’s someplace that will be committed to them, committed to their overall game and enhancement and off the court and everything else. There’s no real discussion to be had. It’s more, ‘We can’t wait to get to work.’"

The 2018 season will go a long way to determining whether or not Kyrie chooses to stay in Boston. If the Celtics find success and make it to the NBA Finals, that could convince Irving to stay.

However, the last time Irving made the NBA Finals he demanded a trade - from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The NBA drama never stops.