Celtics

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Back in October, Kyrie Irving assured Celtics fans of his intent to re-sign in the summer.

Fast-forward to the middle of the NBA season, and Irving's words no longer feel as assuring.

Irving is "genuinely interested" in reuniting with former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report.

In Bucher's report, he writes that Irving may play a role in where Anthony Davis ends up after the Pelicans star requested a trade earlier this week. Deeper in the article, Bucher reveals this nugget of information:

... a source close to the Celtics confirmed that Kyrie Irving is genuinely interested in reuniting with his former Cavaliers teammate. "That is for real," the source said.

With rumors swirling that Davis prefers Los Angeles over Boston, the possibility of Irving tagging along when he hits free agency has to be considered a nightmarish scenario for the C's.

The Celtics are unable to make a deal for Davis this season unless they part ways with Irving, due to the Rose rule.

 

Two weeks ago, Irving revealed he called James to apologize for his attitude as a young player in Cleveland, and to ask for advice on leading a young team.

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