Kyrie Irving has had quite the day. The soon-to-be free agent earlier decided that he wouldn’t be opting into the final year of his contract, officially allowing the star point guard to hit the open market. Now, Irving has reportedly made another big decision.
ESPN is reporting that Irving, 27, has parted ways with his longtime agent, Jeff Wechsler, with free agency just weeks away.
Irving is reportedly planning on signing with ROC Nation Sports, the New York City-based agency founded by Jay-Z.
Jay-Z, of course, has strong ties to the Brooklyn Nets.
“Within weeks of free agency, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving and his longtime agent Jeff Wechsler have parted ways, league sources tell ESPN,” Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
“Boston’s Kyrie Irving is expected to partner with ROC Nation Sports for representation, league sources tell ESPN.”
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
The Nets have been considered the favorite to land Irving in free agency for a couple of weeks now.
Kevin Durant’s injury has led some to believe that Boston had a better chance of holding onto Irving – with a Kyrie/Durant partnership less likely – but it seems like Brooklyn is still the frontrunner.
NBA free agency is set to begin the night of June 30.