Shane Larkin, a point guard who played last season in the EuroLeague, told the website Hoops Hype that he’s joining the Boston Celtics.

Larkin was a first-round draft pick, 18th overall, by Atlanta in 2013. He played parts of three seasons in the NBA with Dallas, the Knicks and Brooklyn before heading overseas.

He told Hoops Hype he’s “extremely excited” to join the Celtics.

“After talking with Danny Ainge over the phone and hearing him describe what he envisions for me, I knew that it was a great opportunity to continue to grow as a player and eventually become the guy I am supposed to be in this league,” Larkin told Hoops Hype.

Larkin will head to training camp with the Celtics looking to hook on as a depth player. He’ll be among a group of players – such as Abdel Nader, Kadeem Allen and Jabari Bird – looking to earn a spot on the roster this fall.

CAVALIERS: Point guard Kyrie Irving has asked the team to trade him, two people familiar with the situation said. Irving made the request last week to the owner, Dan Gilbert.

A four-time All-Star, Irving has spent six seasons with the Cavs, who selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011. Irving, 25, has overcome injury issues and blossomed into one of the league’s elite point guards and biggest stars.

And now that he’s finally established himself playing alongside LeBron James, Irving wants out.

He’s under contract for two more seasons with Cleveland, but the Cavs could be inclined to move him to begin another rebuild around James, who can opt out of his contract next summer and leave Ohio for the second time.

A person familiar with the decision says the Cavaliers are promoting assistant general manager Koby Altman to be their full-time GM.

Altman has been serving as the club’s interim GM for the past few weeks.

GRIZZLIES: Memphis signed former Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, a second-round pick in last month’s NBA draft.

Brooks was selected by Houston with the 45th overall pick. The Grizzlies acquired him for a future second-round pick.

Brooks, 21, averaged 16.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a junior at Oregon last season. He was named the Pac-12 player of the year and helped Oregon earn its first Final Four berth since 1939.

SPURS: A person with knowledge of the situation said Pau Gasol agreed to terms on a three-year contract with San Antonio.

Gasol, a 7-foot Spaniard, and the Spurs came to agreement with the team on a deal that’s partially guaranteed for the third season.

Gasol declined the $16 million option on his contract in June with the intent of signing a longer-term deal with the Spurs.

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