Celtics news: Kyrie Irving leaves agent, joins Roc Nation
Boston Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving made another major move as part of his preparation for the offseason.
After opting out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Irving parted ways with agent Jeff Wechsler, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The veteran guard is expected to sign a representation contract with ROC Nation Sports in the coming days.
Boston's Kyrie Irving is expected to partner with ROC Nation Sports for representation, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/2ZQnKvDaLV
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2019
Roc Nation Sports was founded by Jay-Z, a move that forced him to give up his stake with the Brooklyn Nets. Curiously, Irving is being linked to the Nets, with most reports indicating that the one-time NBA champion is strongly considering Brooklyn as his next destination.
According to Stephen Smith of ESPN, Irving even flew to the Bay Area to reach out to Kevin Durant and recruit him to the Nets. However, things are expected to change dramatically for Durant after he sustained a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
As for Irving, the Knicks are also being mentioned as a potential destination, but it remains to be seen how Durant’s injury will affect New York’s plan this summer. The Celtics are not out of the picture as well, as they are trying to strike a deal to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in the hopes of convincing Irving to stay put.