Kyrie Irving’s decision to part ways with his longtime agent for Roc Nation on Wednesday threw a lot around the league for a loop.
The timing was specifically interesting with free agency set to get going in less than three weeks. It also doesn’t seem to be a a coincidence that Irving opted for Roc Nation, which was founded by former Nets minority owner Jay-Z.
According to this report from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, it most definitely was not a coincidence that Irving latched on with the agency.
“According to a source with ties to Roc Nation, the organization expected to become Irving’s new representative, the All-Star point guard is prepared to sign with the Brooklyn Nets when he becomes a free agent next month,” the report read. “A separate league source told the Herald that his team (not the Celtics) has received the same information and is operating under the belief that Irving wants to join the Nets.”
Teams still can’t negotiate with pending free agents. Despite this, it’s long been a foregone conclusion that Irving would leave Boston for Brooklyn. The writing has been on the proverbial wall for some time.
However, this is the first time that someone tied to Irving’s new reps has gone on record to say as much.
Things will still need to be hashed out before the start of free agency next month. But for now, it appears that Irving will be calling Brooklyn home next.