The Boston Celtics didn’t live up to the tremendous hype coming into the 2018-19 season.
With Kyrie Irving and a healthy Gordon Hayward, the Celtics were supposed to take over the Eastern Conference – especially after LeBron James took his talents to the West.
However, the team struggled with chemistry issues and flamed out in the playoffs.
Now, the Celtics could lose Kyrie in free agency, a move that will reportedly impact the team’s interest in Anthony Davis.
On Tuesday night, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed Boston may “pivot” away from Davis due to the uncertainty surrounding Irving’s future with the organization.
“[Boston will] probably have to pivot away potentially from the Anthony Davis deal they wanted to do because of uncertainty in Kyrie Irving’s future with the organization,” Woj said on Tuesday.
Woj- “They’re at 14/20/22. You may see 1, 2, maybe all 3 picks packaged in deals & trades. #Celtics aren’t looking to get younger. They’ll probably have to pivot away potentially from the Anthony Davis deal they wanted to do cuz of uncertainty in Kyrie Irving’s future with team.” pic.twitter.com/bD9vh2UEiT
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 12, 2019
With Boston out of the running, the teams in play for Davis are dwindling. However, two strong trade options remain.
The Los Angeles Lakers are the favorite to land Anthony Davis in a trade. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are also reportedly interested in the six-time All-Star.
The Knicks reportedly need a third team to enter the trade if they want to make a deal with the Pelicans.