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NBA Insider Has Details On Why Teams Are Concerned About Kyrie Irving

kyrie irving looks off the court during a game in boston

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 07: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on February 07, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving is set to be a free agent this summer and, while the Boston Celtics point guard is one of the best players in the NBA, there are reportedly some concerns about his potential signing.

NBA teams are reportedly "wary" of signing Irving to a max contract following what happened during the Celtics' 2018-19 season.

Boston entered the year as an NBA Finals favorite, but had a tumultuous regular season and lost in five games to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round.

The Boston Herald has details on why teams are concerned with Irving and what might happen in free agency.

From the report:

The most interesting bit of information from several sources that we’ve been able to consolidate and confirm is that some teams thought to have interest in Irving as a free agent are now a great deal more wary. Based on the way things played out with the Celtics this season and Irving’s role both off the court all year and on it in the playoff loss to Milwaukee, certain clubs are concerned about putting too many eggs in his basket right away.

Two teams for certain are telling people they will only go after him if they land another marquee free agent and that player says he wants Irving. In each of these cases, the initial target is different. (There was worry on one of those clubs that the basketball ops people might be overruled by ownership and told to make Irving a primary aim, but that organization is now on the same page.)

Irving can obviously be a part of a great team when he's your second best player, as he won an NBA championship with LeBron, but it's fair to question him as your best player following the disappointment that's occurred in Boston.

It's certainly going to be a fun NBA summer.