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With Kyrie Irving having committed — verbally, anyway — to re-signing with the Boston Celtics next summer, he’s reportedly been working on recruiting another superstar to join him in Beantown.
As in, Anthony Davis.
According to a report from Jay King of The Athletic, the 26-year-old Irving has spoken with Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans’ superstar, about joining forces with him on the Celtics.
Several league sources have said they believe Davis could end up either with the Celtics or Lakers if the Pelicans were to move him. If he landed with the Celtics, he’d be reunited with former Team USA teammate Irving. The two have already spoken about what it would be like to play together in Boston, according to a league source.
Davis still has three seasons remaining on a five-year, $185 million extension he signed with New Orleans in July 2015. He recently declared himself, “the best player in the game.”
However, the Pelicans could opt to move him if he will not agree to another extension next summer, according to the report. They would look to deal him with either the Celtics or the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic. Davis will be eligible to sign a super-max extension next offseason
However, former Celtics great Paul Pierce, now of ESPN, recently reported Davis “will not be in New Orleans by the end of the Year.”