Boston Celtics guard and likely soon-to-be free agent Kyrie Irving has started setting the table for what should be a league shifting and lucrative venture into free agency this summer.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving has parted ways with his longtime agent Jeff Wechsler.
The report goes on to say that Irving is likely set to enter a partnership with Roc Nation Sports where they will become his new representation.
Irving is reportedly planning not to pick up his $21.3 million option for next season, leaving the Celtics to enter free agency, and while it doesn’t 100% rule out a return to Boston, it makes the chances of doing so less likely as entering free agency will bring a number of suitors to the table.
The Brooklyn Nets have been consistently linked with Irving, along with Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant, as well as the New York Knicks.
Wojnarowski’s report mentions that Irving has discussed teaming up with Durant to join the Nets or the Knicks, and that likelihood ramps up if Irving officially joins Roc Nation, who also represents Durant.
Durant’s situation becomes a bit more cloudy following his injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, when he tore his Achilles, and he is expected to miss the majority of, if not all of, the 2019-2020 season.
Additionally, the Celtics are shifting their focus towards acquiring New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, and are doing so with the hopes that acquiring Davis will help convince Irving to stay.