Report: Kyrie Irving has talked to Anthony Davis about playing together with Celtics
Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has reportedly spoken to New Orleans Pelicans talisman Anthony Davis about the possibility of playing together in Bean Town, according to Jay King of The Athletic. Irving just announced his commitment to Boston for the long haul, and it sounds like he’s working on getting the superstar big man to join forces.
Davis recently switched agencies, opting to go with the LeBron James-led Klutch Sports, which fanned the rumors of a potential move to the Los Angeles Lakers next summer as one of the premiere talents in the upcoming free agency period.
The Brow can opt out of his current deal next offseason and choose to sign with the team of his liking, and while the Lakers are considered a likely next landing spot if Davis doesn’t re-sign in The Big Easy, the Celtics could make yet another blockbuster move to pair Irving with another top young talent.
This is hardly the first time Davis has been rumored to wind up in Boston, as the Celtics have reportedly been eyeing him for a while.
The Celtics would have to trade for him in order to create cap space to bring him on board, a move the Pelicans’ front office would prefer if they hope to avoid losing him for nothing as a free agent.
While Jayson Tatum is likely out of the question, others like Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and rookie Robert Williams could be parts of a package in exchange for Davis, along with some draft picks in the treasure chest president Danny Ainge has accumulated over the years.