Boston Celtics ‘losing grip’ on Kyrie Irving as he’s focused on Nets
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers might have made the first splash of the summer, but that might not be the only loss the Boston Celtics take this summer. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are “losing grip” on their impending free agent star Kyrie Irving, as he’s been focused on the Brooklyn Nets as of late.
“He is pretty focused on Brooklyn right now and Boston I think is losing a grip on him if not already heaving lost a grip on him,” said Wojnarowski on the SVP & Russillo podcast h/t NetsDaily. “I think they’ve known that for a while.”
The Nets’ success has appeared to make a good impression on the young guard, seeing as how they managed to crack the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs and even take one game from the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of play.
Brooklyn should prove to be familiar grounds for the New Jersey native, who recently saw a wave of disappointment in his second season with the Celtics — unable to move past the second round of the playoffs, despite playing with a roster that was only a game away from the NBA Finals in 2018.
It’s very plausible that Boston will have to restructure this summer, now without Davis and likely without Irving.
Jayson Tatum has a huge chance of becoming the leading star moving forward and will be capable of displaying his full potential with no incumbent star to get in his way for shots or opportunities.