Meredith Cash, provided by Published 12:07 pm CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 Abbie Parr/Getty In October, superstar point guard Kyrie Irving indicated that he wanted to remain with the Boston Celtics beyond his impending free agency. With the New York Knicks' massive blockbuster trade of Kristaps Porzingis freeing up enough cap space for the team to acquire multiple superstars this summer, rumors are swirling about whether the West Orange, New Jersey, native intends to join his hometown team. When asked about his future in Boston on Friday, Irving seemed to pivot from his previous stance and told Newsday's Barbara Barker he doesn't "owe anyone s---." Kyrie Irving may be shipping out of Boston after all. Just three months ago, Irving assured Celtics season ticket holders that he wanted to remain in Boston despite rumors that he would pack up for a different city when he reaches free agency during the summer. But now it's looking more and more like the six-time All-Star … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving said he doesn’t ‘owe anyone s—‘ when asked if he’ll stay with the Celtics, as rumors of a move to the Knicks mount
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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge revealed Thursday morning that he has spoken to young wings Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown about the recent trade rumors following New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis’s public request to move on from his current team. “They listened to what I had to say, and I think they get it,” Ainge told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich” during his weekly radio appearance. “They understand it. Part of it, I feel obligated to help educate these guys on the world that we live in and basketball — the business side of basketball, the media side, and all the reports that come out — and try to prevent them from being distracted.” Boston is expected to be a fierce contender in the Davis sweepstakes, assembling a package that will likely include some combination of Brown, Tatum, backup point guard Terry Rozier, and draft picks. The Celtics cannot trade for Davis before the Feb. 7 … [Read more...] about Danny Ainge said he’s spoken to Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum about the trade rumors
There are very few players whose availability can shift the league's focus all by themselves. One of them may just be entering the market, after Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis reportedly requested a trade over the weekend. That's the latest from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and perhaps we all should have seen this coming. Once Davis signed with Rich Paul, LeBron James' childhood pal/agent/consolidator of power, the writing was on the wall for a Davis departure. All fingers will point to Los Angeles on the assumption that the Lakers will attempt to pair James and Davis and begin the next era of Lakers prominence. That assumption is well-founded. The timing of Davis' trade request has a subtext to it because of rules within the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, and this may have the side effect of keeping Davis away from the Boston Celtics, who have long been rumored to be chasing Davis on the trade market. The NBA's "Rose Rule" extension was put in place to allow teams to pay … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: How does Anthony Davis trade request impact the Sixers?
There is perhaps no city more interested in backup quarterbacks and point guards than Philadelphia. At least in basketball, you don't have to bench Ben Simmons completely to get Bobby Hoying involved. The Markelle Fultz saga (I feel like saga is just attached to his name now, at this point) has thrust backup guard T.J. McConnell back into the spotlight for Philadelphia, with various rumors bubbling to the surface about his value around the league. Who better to turn to than Adrian Wojnarowski, who joined Ryen Russilo on last Thursday's episode of The Russilo Show, and had this to say about McConnell's value on the trade market: T.J. McConnell, who had been the source of some trade talks...think about this, T.J. McConnell probably could have gotten, in fact, I'm very confident T.J. could have gotten Philadelphia a first-round pick in the last few weeks. Markelle Fultz probably can't, think about that. There are so many teams who need a point guard, either a really strong backup or a … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Can Sixers afford to turn down first-round pick for T.J. McConnell?
The Celtics face the Suns in Phoenix at 9 p.m., while the Bruins host the Canucks at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Patriots face the Titans in Tennessee, with Bill Belichick facing Mike Vrabel, one of his former players. Terry Rozier is at the center of some early season trade rumor back-and-forth: The Celtics have started the season with an uneven 6-4 record, despite having one of the deepest rosters in the NBA. Yet a byproduct of that depth of talent will be balancing not only minutes but salary cap figures. With Kyrie Irving announcing in October that he’s planning to stay in Boston for the long term, the likelihood of keeping fellow guard Terry Rozier in a new contract is diminished. This has led to speculation about his future with the team. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, trade interest has swirled around the 24-year-old: Quietly, at least seven teams have been monitoring Rozier’s status this season, league sources told The Athletic, waiting to see if the … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: Danny Ainge denies Terry Rozier trade rumors