It's been a day of announcements for Irving as he also didn't opt into his $21.3 million contract for the 2019-20 season and will become an unrestricted free agent.
The New York Knicks had it all going for them.
Irving parted ways with agent Jeff Wechsler this week and will sign with Roc Nation. That would be the Jay-Z that used to be a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets have emerged as one of the top options for Irving.
As Charania reports, Irving can sign with any National Basketball Association team or sign a new deal with the Celtics when free agency opens. "Another source in that story said the problem was that Irving wanted Brooklyn, while Durant was leaning toward the Knicks".
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The Celtics may no longer be the favorite to re-sign Kyrie Irving this summer, but that does not mean the All-Star point guard is completely opposed to remaining in Boston. But the Celtics failed to reach the Eastern Conference finals for a third straight year, with each of the previous two coming without Irving.
"Obviously, a lot of great players have come before me, but to grow my name in Boston Celtics tradition and history is something I'm glad I can do, and I plan on", said Irving, who added he confirmed the Celtics want him back.
One source around the league was told that Irving would be signing with the Nets and that other teams have been told that this is the case. The Cavs won the championship in 2016.
Brooklyn can open up enough cap space for two max contracts, but only by relinquishing their rights to all of their own free agents - including All-Star and restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell.
But the dots are connecting to create a convincing picture that Irving will end up in Brooklyn.