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SportsKyrie Irving drops agent, plans to sign with Roc Nation Sports

07:13  13 june  2019
07:13  13 june  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Ainge: No indication Irving plans to leave Celtics

Ainge: No indication Irving plans to leave Celtics The Boston Celtics are entering a summer of question marks, with none bigger than the future of Kyrie Irving. But despite widespread whispers of a possible departure from Boston, Celts president Danny Ainge says he's been given no hint that Irving has a foot out the door. "I have not received that indication, no," Ainge told reporters Wednesday when asked if Irving's camp has given any indication he's leaving. Ainge said in February that Irving's current contract with the Celtics was an "engagement" and that the two sides would tie the knot in free agency. He sounded less confident about the union on Wednesday. "I don't know," Ainge said.

ESPN said Irving is planning to sign with Roc Nation Sports , the agency with longtime connections to Warriors superstar Kevin Durant. Irving and Durant have reportedly expressed interest in playing together next season, although the ruptured Achilles’ tendon Durant suffered in Game 5 of the NBA

Roc Nation Sports is the sports management division of Roc Nation . Roc Nation Sports was founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Spring 2013 in partnership with Creative Artists Agency . Kyrie Irving pledges loyalty to Boston Celtics: 'I plan on re- signing here'. Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving drops agent, plans to sign with Roc Nation Sports© FILE/MADDIE MEYER/Getty Images Kyrie Irving eyeing new agent.

Less than three weeks before he enters free agency, Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving on Wednesday parted ways with longtime agent Jeff Wechsler, according to ESPN. Wechsler did not respond to a text message on Wednesday night.

ESPN said Irving is planning to sign with Roc Nation Sports, the agency with longtime connections to Warriors superstar Kevin Durant. Irving and Durant have reportedly expressed interest in playing together next season, although the ruptured Achilles’ tendon Durant suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday could cloud that matter somewhat.

Report: Kyrie to decline option, become free agent

Report: Kyrie to decline option, become free agent Point guard Kyrie Irving will reportedly opt out of the final year of his contract with the Boston Celtics, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. Irving's $21.3-million player option for 2019-20 is well below the going rate for a player with his bona fides. He already boasts six All-Star appearances, a pair of All-NBA selections, and was a key member of the title-winning Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. For comparison's sake, Damian Lillard - Irving's All-NBA second-team backcourt mate this season - is slated to make $29.8 million with the Portland Trail Blazers next year.

Irving is not only choosing to opt out of his current deal and become a free agent , but he's also parting ways with his longtime agent Jeff Wechsler and is expected to sign with Roc Nation Sports , the sports management agency founded by hip-hop artist Jay Z, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

Kyrie Irving will be represented by Roc Nation in a move that will add to recent speculation that he could sign with the Brooklyn Nets this Within weeks of the beginning of free agency , star point guard Kyrie Irving has parted ways with his agent Jeff Wechsler and will sign with Roc Nation Sports

Rich Kleiman, a longtime Roc Nation executive, has since branched off to form Thirty-Five Ventures, where he works almost exclusively with Durant. Durant is still listed on Roc Nation’s list of clients on its website, however.

Roc Nation Sports was founded in 2013 by the rapper Jay-Z, who then subsequently sold his minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets because NBA agents cannot be a part of NBA ownership groups. The Nets are expected to be among Irving’s suitors when free agency begins on June 30.

Wechsler had represented Irving since his rookie year in 2011 and was instrumental in building Irving’s “Uncle Drew” brand that morphed from a Pepsi commercial to a feature film last summer. He also represents Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.

Adam Himmelsbach can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @adamhimmelsbach.

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