The Kyrie Irving-to-Brooklyn rumors heated up on Wednesday night, when the All-Star point guard parted ways with his longtime agent. Irving reportedly plans on signing with the agency founded by Jay-Z, who has strong ties to Brooklyn.
Irving is reportedly intently focused on the Nets and many within the NBA believe that's who he'll end up signing with.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported late on Wednesday that Irving is "intensely" interested.
Irving parted ways with longtime agent Jeff Wechsler on Wednesday, clearing the way for him to ultimately work with Jay-Z's Roc Nation prior to the start of NBA free agency on June 30, sources said.
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 told ESPN.
The Nets have cleared enough cap space to land two max free agents this summer, though Brooklyn also has a decision to make with D'Angelo Russell, who's a restricted free agent.
Russell will command a massive contract. Would he be interested in playing alongside Irving?
It appears so.
Russell liked an Instagram post that showed a photo of his jersey alongside Irving's.
It remains to be seen, of course, if Brooklyn would be interested in this pairing. Both Irving and Russell are ball-dominant guards.
NBA free agency is set to begin on the evening of June 30.