According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Kyrie Irving has decided he won’t opt in to his $21.3 million deal with the Boston Celtics for the 2019-2020 season.
Celtics' Kyrie Irving is not opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season and will become a free agent eligible to sign a new contract with Boston or elsewhere, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 12, 2019
The deadline for Irving’s decision was Thursday, and he was largely expected to decline the option.
Once the move is official, Irving will become a free agent, able to sign a contract with any other team — including Boston. He’ll presumably be looking for a larger payday than his previous deal.
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