Kyrie Irving may have already decided on his next destination.
A report from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald states that sources associated with Roc Nation, whom Irving is expected to choose as his representation after letting go of longtime agent Jeff Wechsler, have said that Irving is prepared to sign with the Nets this summer.
The Nets share a couple of notable connections with Roc Nation, most notably that Roc Nation president Michael Yormark is the twin brother of Nets CEO Brett Yormark. Nets guard Caris LeVert is also a Roc Nation client.
Bulpett also writes that every report about Irving should be considered "fluid" and that nothing is official until a contract is physically signed.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported earlier this week that the six-time All-Star will not be opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season, opening the door to him becoming a free agent.
SNY's Ian Begley has noted this week that sources have told him that teams monitoring Irving's situation remain under the impression that the Nets are currently the most likely destination for him, should he leave Boston.
Begley added that the Nets are set to go "all in" on battling their crosstown rival in the Knicks for top free agents like Irving and Kevin Durant. Brooklyn created the opportunity to add a second max slot if they let D'Angelo Russell go this summer.
Irving has averaged 22.2 points, 5.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game during his eight pro seasons.