Point guard Kyrie Irving will reportedly opt out of the final year of his contract with the Boston Celtics, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. The move comes amid rumors that Irving will find new representation over at Roc Nation.
Irving's star outside of basketball is clearly rising and teaming up with a powerhouse agency such as Roc Nation is sure to complement his off-the-court ventures.
In two seasons in Boston, Irving put together averages of 24.1 points, 6.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc. That would be the Jay-Z that used to be a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets.
Irving missed the 2017-18 postseason after playing in 60 games in his first season with the Celtics.
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant made his return to the 2019 NBA Playoffs on Monday in Game 5 before leaving with an Achilles injury.
It sounds as if Irving is intent on being in NY next season be it with the Nets or Knicks which would take another target out of play for the Lakers. He also shot 49 percent from the field and almost 41 percent on 3-pointers.
Irving's leadership has come into question this season as he publicly had issues with some of his younger teammates.
If Nets fans were looking for another indication that Kyrie Irving could be joining the Nets, they got it.