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Kyrie Irving reportedly prepared to sign with Nets at start of free agency

Nick Friar
June 13, 2019 - 6:15 pm

Just when it seemed like there was a chance the Celtics might manage to hold onto Kyrie Irving, another report indicates he is leaving Boston. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald is reporting multiple sources have given indication Irving is prepared to sign with the Nets when he officially becomes a free agent.

Brooklyn has been rumored as the favorite to sign Irving for some time, and Kevin Durant’s injury may have been what tipped the scales in the Nets’ favor over the Knicks. Irving reportedly changing representation to join Jay-Z’s ROC Nation was another sign that made it appear Irving was heading home.