While some believe Russell and Irving could coexist in a backcourt together, it doesn't appear they'll get the chance.
The Lakers and Knicks have not given up on landing Kyrie Irving in free agency.
Rozier is a restricted free agent and the Celtics can match any offer sheet he signs with another team.
The 27-year-old star is “prepared to sign” with the Nets, according to a report from the Boston Herald.
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving looks set to become one of the most sought-after free agents in the NBA off-season.
It's been speculated Irving could land with the Nets, Lakers or Knicks in free agency.
Brooklyn "has emerged as a serious contender" to ink Irving to a deal this summer, according to a report from ESPN.
Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists for Boston this season.
Ainge said of Irving's free agency: "There's ongoing conversations but we'll just have to wait and see what happens there."
Irving was a Nets fan while growing up in New Jersey, according to the New York Post.