Much like life, Kyrie Irving is cyclical. The Boston Celtics point guard declined his player option following a disappointing second-round playoff exit, and the man who once stated his intentions of resigning with the franchise back in October is now leaving the Celtics on read.
In a story eerily similar to Irving’s final days as a Cleveland Cavalier, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports that Irving has “essentially ghosted” the Celtics with free agency less than two weeks away. From the piece:
The strangest part of the Irving situation right now is that it appears he has essentially ghosted on the Celtics. The people within the organization I have spoken with have made it clear that they have had little, if any, communication with Irving in recent weeks.
There had been some hope that trading for Davis would have given the Celtics a new vision to sell to Irving. But that, clearly, is not an option anymore.
Irving does lack representation at the moment, having fired his agent Jeff Weschler last week. He’s reportedly planning on signing with Roc Nation Sports, but that partnership hasn’t been officially consummated. Still, Irving has people around him that could, theoretically, be in communication with the Celtics, but it’s been radio silence. Irving pulled a similar move after requesting a trade from the Cavs during the summer of 2018, when it was reported that no one from the Cavs front office could get in touch with him.
Where Irving chooses to go in free agency remains unknown, but it’s becoming increasingly evident that Boston is not part of his future plans.