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Report: Celtics, Hornets, Nets Discussing A 3-Team Trade

A general view of the Brooklyn Nets arena.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 6: General view of the Barclays Center as the Golden State Warriors play the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA basketball game on December 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Warriors defeated the Nets 114-98. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

As NBA free agency gets set to officially kick off at 6 p.m. ET, a new report from ESPN says that the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have discussed an intriguing three-team trade.

The potential deal is centered around the point guard musical chairs involving these franchises. It has been widely reported that the Celtics are set to sign Charlotte's Kemba Walker when free agency opens, while Boston's Kyrie Irving is expected to sign with Brooklyn.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston is showing interest in a possible three-team sign-and-trade, with Irving heading to Brooklyn, Kemba going to Beantown and Celtics backup point guard Terry Rozier on his way to Charlotte.

Such a trade like this could open up a mid-level exception for Boston, but they would "likely" have to ship over a first-round pick to Brooklyn to make the math work.

If this comes to fruition, it would certainly be an intriguing wrinkle to what is projected to be an eventful free agency period.

We will have plenty of free agency updates on The Spun all evening.

Buckle up, NBA fans.