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Report: NBA Teams Are "Wary" Of Signing Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving smiling during a game.

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics smiles during a game against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden on March 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

Free agency is less than two months away, and that means reports will be coming in rapidly over the next few weeks. One of the marquee players on the market this offseason will be Kyrie Irving.

This season was supposed to be special for the Boston Celtics, as the roster had the perfect balance of veterans and young stars. Instead this season ended in the second round of the playoffs, raising doubt about Irving's future with the 17-time champions.

Irving finished this year averaging 23.8 points and 6.9 assists per game for Boston. He'll most likely receive a max contract wherever he chooses to sign.

However, it doesn't sound like every team in the NBA will show interest in the All-Star guard. According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, some teams are "more wary" of pursuing Irving due to his role this past season.

Bulpett is also reporting that two teams will express interest only if they can land another star player in free agency.

The Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks have been linked to Irving in recent months.

Despite the lingering concerns surrounding Irving, it's hard to envision teams ignoring him on the open market.

We'll find out Irving's fate in July when free agency begins.