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'Ask Me July 1′: Kyrie Irving Opens Door to Speculation That He'll Leave Celtics Via Free Agency

After days of trade speculation that swirled around Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics like a polar vortex, the six-time All-Star -- who missed the last two games with a left hip injury -- didn't exactly ice the rumor mill when meeting the media this morning prior to tonight's C's-Knicks game.

When asked if he has changed his mind about signing with the Celts, he told reporters at the team's shootaround, "Ask me July 1."

He also said: "At the end of the day, I'm going to do what's best for my career."

The one bright spot for Celtics fans: He said his plan right now is to stay here. "Obviously Boston is still at the head of the race."

More to come . . . 

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