If you just can’t take the Kyrie Irving nonsense anymore, you’re in luck: Anthony Davis rumors are back in style.
On the latest episode of Sports Illustrated’s podcast “The Crossover,” Chris Mannix said he’s under the impression the Celtics are “not going to take their foot off the gas when it comes to pursuing Anthony Davis.”
Now, should this be the case, Boston will be in an odd spot if Irving bounces. That’s partially because the Celtics will have just as many superstars as they did before the 2018-19 season — assuming Davis and Irving are the only players defined as superstars in all of this. More importantly, in order to get Davis, Boston will have to get rid of Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown, maybe even both if New Orleans wants to push the envelope.
The one name that seemed to pop up most in the course of the Davis chaos surrounding the NBA Trade Deadline was Tatum. Brown came up, as well, but Tatum was the guy the Pelicans, and pretty much everyone else around the league, seemed to value most.
If Irving stays in Boston, acquiring Davis is one thing. But if he heads home to New York, a move that gets rid of Tatum and brings in Davis does not seem like the right move at this stage.