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Turn up the heat! 

It's only been hours since we learned that Anthony Davis requested to be traded from the Pelicans, and new developments keep unfolding.

The latest comes from Yahoo's Chris Haynes:

Regarding team preferences, Boston is not a top target for Davis, sources said. There’s a growing belief of uncertainty that Kyrie Irving will not re-sign with Boston, sources said, even though he vowed to do so at the beginning of the season.

This is a big deal because the whole world knows that Boston has been gearing up to make a run at Davis. Unfortunately for the Celtics -- as long as Kyrie remains on the roster -- they are not allowed to trade for the three-time All-NBA First-Team selection until July 1 because of a very specific rule in the CBA.

And it's highly unlikely that Danny Ainge would trade Kyrie to acquire Davis, as the goal is to have those two become teammates. 

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We all know that the Knicks are going to heavily recruit Kevin Durant in July (and let's be real, the recruitment has already begun), and sources told Yahoo that New York is also preparing to make an offer for Davis now:

 

The Knicks have valuable trade chips in Kristaps Porzingis, rookie Kevin Knox and potentially the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 ... the Knicks may be the premier Eastern Conference threat to pull off the blockbuster.

It looks like it's going to be an intense trade deadline and free agency in July should be nuts...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller