Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
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Kyrie Irving Parts Ways with Agent, Considering Signing with Roc Nation

Kyrie Irving Parts Ways with Agent, Considering Signing with Roc Nation

"According to multiple league sources, Irving still has not removed the Celtics from consideration as he contemplates where to sign as a free agent, though the assumption around the National Basketball Association was he was looking to go elsewhere to join up with another marquee free agent". Opting in would have led to a $21.3 million salary for Irving, but he's expected to get a whole lot more than that as an unrestricted free agent. Mike Cherry, a reporter in Manchester, NH, took to Twitter to show a local sporting goods store that was selling Irving's jersey's and t-shirts for 50 percent off.

Roc Nation Sports was founded in 2013 by the rapper Jay-Z, who then subsequently sold his minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets because National Basketball Association agents can not be a part of National Basketball Association ownership groups.

If Kyrie Irving decides to remain with the Boston Celtics next season, it will be by way of a new contract. That would be the Jay-Z that used to be a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets. According to Wojnarowski, Irving "remains intensely interested" in the Brooklyn Nets. Durant's free agency has been complicated by a ruptured right Achilles tendon that will keep him out of the entire 2019-20 season.

Irving is reportedly planning on signing with ROC Nation Sports, the New York City-based agency founded by Jay-Z. The All-Star guard has spent the last two seasons with the Celtics after the franchise acquired him from the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago. He has put up strong individual numbers with the Celtics, averaging 23.8 points, 6.9 assists and 5.0 rebounds this past season. Irving also played in nine playoff games as the Celtics were eliminated in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks.

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