Kyrie Irving Genuinely Interested In Reuniting With LeBron

Elena Summers
February 2, 2019

Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported on Thursday that a source with ties to Irving isn't putting any stock into the possibility of a Cavs reunion in Los Angeles. Davis' preferred destination is in Los Angeles, teaming up with James. In October, Irving committed to staying with the Celtics long term in front of thousands of fans at a team event. And making matters even more interesting is the fact that multiple reports have indicated that Irving returning to the Celtics after the season is far from a sure thing.

In Celtics circles, some fear if the Knicks are able to sign Kevin Durant this coming offseason - which is seemingly the team's biggest plan for after the year - the prospect of Irving leaving for NY "could spell trouble for Boston's chances of holding onto" the All-Star guard, according to the report. "That is for real" the souce said.

"The Lakers are not seen by Boston as a serious threat to steal Irving away", the report states. Irving has quarreled with several of the Celtics' young players at times. The trade netted the team their current superstar in Kyrie Irving, while Thomas would proceed to bomb with the Cavaliers before ending up with the Lakers. Of course, July 1st is when Free Agency opens up which would give Kyrie the opportunity to go wherever he wants.

The Lakers may need to get creative to force the Pelicans' hand, but they have reason to be. They'll have the option of trading the 6-foot-11 big man to the Celtics over the summer (they can't trade for him now unless they get rid of Irving due to National Basketball Association rules). The Pelicans may ask for Tatum in a deal - though that would have to happen in the offseason, because both Davis and Kyrie Irving signed under "The Rose Rule" after their rookie contracts. It seems New Orleans might be content to wait on Boston to be able to make an offer, but that offer wouldn't have to wait until summer if Irving was moved.

Chances are if the Celtics acquire Davis, Irving will sign long-term.

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