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Kyrie Irving is recruiting Anthony Davis to Boston

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Could one former Duke standout be recruiting former Kentucky star Anthony Davis to join him in Beantown?

At least one credible reporter believes so.

Kyrie Irving made headlines yesterday evening when he abruptly told season ticket holders at the Celtics’ annual Fan Fest that he planned on re-signing with Boston this offseason to stay with the franchise long-term.

“If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here next year,” Irving told the crowd, drawing a standing ovation from the Boston faithful in attendance.

Almost immediately afterward, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Irving has already informed Celtics ownership that he is committed to staying in Boston long-term.

Now committed to sticking around for the long haul, he’s hitting the recruiting trail to build a championship contender for years to come.

Jay King, a highly credible Boston beat writer for The Athletic, reports that Irving is actively recruiting Davis to the Celtics and the players have spoken about playing together in Boston.

“Several league sources have said they believe Davis could end up either with the Celtics or Lakers if the Pelicans were to move him,” said King. “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.”

We likely won’t hear anything about Davis’ future in New Orleans this season, but next offseason will be very telling about the former Kentucky star’s intentions with the organization going forward. He will be eligible to sign a five-year, $230-million supermax mega-extension next summer, the largest contract in NBA history. If New Orleans continues to float around the fringe-playoff/late-lottery range, Davis may feel his talent is better suited competing for a championship elsewhere and turn down the extension.

At that point, New Orleans would have no option but to trade him away, and the Celtics have the assets to make a deal for the MVP-caliber superstar. Danny Ainge has been salivating at the idea of bringing The Brow to Boston by any means necessary, and the opportunity to make that happen might be just around the corner.

At that point, there would be Dukies (Irving, Jayson Tatum), Cards (Terry Rozier), Jayhawks (Marcus Morris), Gators (Al Horford), and Wildcats (Davis) lining the roster to drop all rivalries and unite as one.

Call me crazy, but I’m all for it.

(The Athletic)


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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14 Comments for Kyrie Irving is recruiting Anthony Davis to Boston

  1. ukkatzfan
    7:20 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    You are good at UK football. Not so when it comes to NBA.

  2. ClutchCargo
    7:22 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    Hell yeah, I would love this!

  3. J. Did
    7:39 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    Makes sense. I have a good buddy who went to DUKE. Wife too. Smart guy. Smart wife. Awesome people; awesome kids. He loves Basketball. Makes sense. He will never say it, but I know he’s a closet KENTUCKY fan. GO CATS!

  4. jahanc2uky
    8:07 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    Pelicans could be possible 3rd best team in West this year. Seems stupid for Pelicans to break up Davis, Holiday, Randle trio.

    • wyatts1
      8:47 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

      Yes I agree, maybe Irving going to New Orleans would be best if they truly wanted a shot at the championship. I totally believe the brow is one of the best players in the league, and better then Irving, so if the management isn’t the issue then Kyrie should join him at New Orleans.

    • Ez21
      11:06 am October 6, 2018 Permalink

      Are u serious? The Celtics are the second best team in the NBA and have a lot better nucleus than those 3 u mentioned. Kyrie, Tatum, and Hayward not to mention horford are much better than anyone NO has but AD. Think b4 u speak.

    • Ez21
      11:08 am October 6, 2018 Permalink

      It would seem stupid? So it’s stupid for them to get something for AD b4 he leaves bc he knows he can’t win a title there? They aren’t close to the West’s 3rd best team.

    • wyatts1
      11:31 am October 6, 2018 Permalink

      Sorry your so sensitive and naive ez21, but with Kyrie bringing the ball down the floor while having two studs like Randle and Anthony Davis as options down low, lmao lmao your gonna say Tatum me Hayward are better choices?? As far as Hayward’s jump shot goes yes, but virtually everything else a big can offer Randle and Davis has a rather large talent lead. Think before you speak, now take a lap fat boy

  5. Han
    8:17 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    Who wants to go play with a Flat Earther?

  6. bigblue98
    8:47 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

    As Celtics fan I would love this. Put AD with Kylie, Tatum, and Horford and watch out.

    • Get_Sixed_KY
      8:50 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

      Kylie is one helluva PG lmao

    • bigblue98
      9:32 pm October 5, 2018 Permalink

      I shoulda spell checked. Busy watching cards get destroyed and didn’t catch.

    • mashburnfan1
      12:18 am October 6, 2018 Permalink

      Only other good team in the East is going to be Philly, if AD went to Boston they would have a pretty easy path to the Eastern Conf Finals for a few years. Sort of like Lebron did all those years in the East since the West had 6 teams better than the second best East team. West has fallen off a little but is still far superior to the East.

  7. runningunnin.454
    8:02 am October 6, 2018 Permalink

    Now, Kyrie…you wouldn’t be top dog anymore. And, watch it; don’t fall off the edge of the Earth.