Kyrie Irving open to reunion with LeBron James

Arnold Nichols
January 31, 2019

Irving could earn roughly $80 million more with the Celtics this summer than elsewhere, but moving to Los Angeles and reuniting with LeBron may be tough to pass up, especially if Davis is part of the mix.

Kyrie Irving has expressed interest in reuniting with LeBron James, according to Ric Bucher.

"The sources said the Pelicans would play Ball 35 minutes a night and make sure he "would fit" in with New Orleans so he could become a star".

This all comes while the Lakers reportedly are pursuing a trade for Anthony Davis, whose agent, Rich Paul, informed the New Orleans Pelicans his client won't sign a contract extension and wants to be dealt. The team looks dominant again and, if they keep it up, poised to claim another NBA Championship.

Coach Alvin Gentry told reporters Monday that Davis will not sit out and plans on playing out the rest of the season with New Orleans despite the trade request.

Well, the frontrunner at this juncture to land Davis is, of course, the Los Angeles Lakers, and L.A. will likely have to give up nearly all of their young assets as well as an overstuffed bundle of future draft picks. Irving and James defeated the Golden State Warriors together, but Irving eventually wanted to move on an make a name on his own.

With James, the Lakers went as high as fourth in the Western Conference in the early part of the season. He believes Davis should sign for the Celtics just to team up with Irving as the point guard might well leave in the summer.

In a unusual turn of events, the Celtics have had a monkey wrench thrown into the pursuit of New Orleans stud Anthony Davis. Last thing they want is to trade for another player who doesn't want to be there.

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