Kyrie Irving’s decision to part ways with his longtime agent and sign with ROC NATION Sports, the agency founded by Jay-Z, has everyone believing that the All-Star point guard is indeed bound for Brooklyn.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who broke the agent news, reports tonight that Irving is definitely focused on the Nets.
Brooklyn isn’t the only potential destination, though.
The New York Knicks remain a possibility, too.
Irving, a six-time All-Star, will become an unrestricted free agent and league sources say he remains intensely interested in the Brooklyn Nets. The New York Knicks are expected to remain competitive for Irving, too, sources tell ESPN.
Boston, meanwhile, is reportedly planning on pursuing an Irving return, and the Celtics remain interested in an Anthony Davis trade.
However, if Irving is truly committed to leaving for one of New York City’s teams, it’s difficult to imagine Boston being willing to give up its young assets for a one-year rental of Davis.
Irving and Davis are just two of the NBA’s star players who are likely to be on the move this summer. Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker, among others, are also free agents.
NBA free agency officially begins the evening of June 30.