The perennial All-Star reportedly isn't happy living in Beantown and has a tarnished relationship with members of the coaching staff and front office.
"Kyrie Irving didn't like Boston," ESPN's Jackie MacMullan said during a Friday appearance on the "Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective" podcast. "I've been told this by many people. He didn't like living in Boston. He just didn't. By the end, he had issues with Brad (Stevens). By the end, he had issues with Danny (Ainge). By the end, he had issues with pretty much all of (Boston)."
Irving is a polarizing figure who tends to handle things his unique own way; he forced his way out of Cleveland one year removed from a championship with the Cavaliers, and more recently said he'd like to re-sign with Boston before walking back his comments months later, saying "I don't owe anybody shit."
Rumors suggest there is mutual interest between Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, although the organization is now reportedly uncertain about adding the crafty point guard without also signing injured Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant.
Irving, 27, remained among the most talented players in the Association in 2018-19, averaging 23.8 points, five rebounds, and 6.9 assists en route to second-team All-NBA honors.