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Report: Kyrie Irving has ‘ghosted’ Celtics ahead of free agency

Kyrie Irving, Knicks, New York

Kyrie Irving has now kept himself isolated from the Boston Celtics as free agency approaches. According to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe, Irving has “essentially ghosted” president Danny Ainge and the Celtics in recent weeks:

The strangest part of the Irving situation right now is that it appears he has essentially ghosted on the Celtics. The people within the organization I have spoken with have made it clear that they have had little, if any, communication with Irving in recent weeks.

There had been some hope that trading for Davis would have given the Celtics a new vision to sell to Irving. But that, clearly, is not an option anymore.

It has already been reported that Irving, as expected, will hit the free-agent market as an unrestricted talent, putting himself among the top choices at his position.

Irving was initially rumored to have a deep interest in joining the New York Knicks with fellow All-NBA talent Kevin Durant, yet the latter’s injury has thrown a wrench in free agency as a whole, as rumors of Irving being “focused” on joining the Brooklyn Nets have sparked flames in the Eastern Conference.

There are little to no signs that the Celtics could have a chance to re-sign him, and this latest move to ghost them only puts that concern in red text. Irving is reportedly supposed to meet with Boston in the coming days, but that may just be a courtesy before he bounces out the door.