That move is not indicative of whether Irving plans to leave Boston, as he was expected to opt out even if he planned on re-signing with the Celtics.
However, that is just what Kyrie Irving is doing, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.More news: Kate Middleton’s adorable response to unimpressed girl’s Disney Princess question
Irving has always been the subject of speculation and that only grew when the Brooklyn Nets, who are said to have a strong interest in the veteran guard, paved the way to have two max contract slots this summer. Irving, a six-time All-Star, will become an unrestricted free agent, and league sources say he remains intensely interested in the Brooklyn Nets. "That concept was placed in some measure of doubt when Kevin Durant - the most prominent of the potential 2019 free agents - suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night".
Irving is reportedly planning on signing with ROC Nation Sports, the New York City-based agency founded by Jay-Z.
The 27-year-old spent the last two season with the Celtics after an August 2017 trade brought him over from the Cleveland Cavaliers.More news: 'Nexus' between Kim Jong-un and Central Intelligence Agency
But the Celtics have been just as successful, perhaps more, in the games Irving has missed.
Irving's option for next season is worth $21.3 million. But it was a tumultuous season off the court, with Irving calling out his teammates as the Celtics struggled through the regular season.More news: Scientists predict 'very large dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico