Kyrie Irving will become a free agent this summer

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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will not opting into his $21.3 million player option for next season and will become unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Last season, the 27-year-old averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.3 steals, while shooting at 40.4 percent from beyond the arc .