Boston Celtics

Apr 3, 2019; Miami, FL: Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts in the first half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt McCarthy,

In February, Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said the “engagement” to impending free agent Kyrie Irving was still on and that the wedding was planned for July 1.

On Wednesday, it didn’t sound like Ainge was as confident that the two sides will exchange vows in a few weeks.

“I don’t know,” Ainge said. “There’s not much I can say about that, honestly. There’s ongoing conversations. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

“It’s his choice to do what he wants,” Ainge added.

When asked by A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston if he had received any indications that Kyrie was not planning on re-signing with the Celtics, Ainge said he had not heard that from Irving’s camp.

“I have not received that indication, no,” Ainge said.

Ainge’s press conference comes as rumors swirl around Irving’s future. Reports have tied him to the Nets, Knicks, and Lakers, with precious few reports indicating Kyrie plans to return to Boston.

Despite the chances of Kyrie departing seemingly growing by the day, Ainge said he does not regret trading for Irving two summers ago.

“There’s always risk in making deals. We’re not afraid of risks. We made a risk by trading for Kyrie,” Ainge said of the swap he struck with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “And no matter what happens with Kyrie, I’ll never regret that. Just move on to the next deal.”

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