Kyrie Irving possibly reuniting with LeBron on Lakers 'a joke'

Anthony Davis Kyrie Irving

Anthony Davis Kyrie Irving

All the focus has been on the Los Angeles Lakers, who have been installed as favorites to land the in-demand power forward, while there is also interest from the New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and other franchises.

The decision on whether or not Davis actually plays for the Celtics isn't in his or Davis' hands - it's actually in the New Orleans Pelicans' hands. If Boston wants Davis, they would have to move Irving, and apparently the Lakers would be on his list.

His response? "Ask me July 1". It might not make sense to trade for him if they believe they can get him via free agency anyway. That is the big uncertainly surrounding Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics right now.

The Los Angeles Lakers were in a bit of a rut with four losses in five games before LeBron James returned to the lineup to lead the Lakers to a 123-120 overtime win over the Clippers on Thursday. Financially, it would be an incredibly tight fit and would the Lakers to only roster the trio of James, Davis and Irving while filling out the rest of the roster with minimum contracts with a couple of exceptions available as well.

Lakers Rumors: Anthony Davis Trade Tampering, Other Trades, Signing Carmelo Anthony
Talks are expected to heat up over the next few days as the Lakers attempt to push through a trade for Davis before the deadline. If he is traded anywhere else, Davis would treat it as a one-year stopgap before signing with the Lakers in 2020 free agency.

And for that reason, National Basketball Association expert Colin Cowherd has labeled Irving an untrustworthy player owing to the number of rumors he has heard about him in the past year. The Celtics were predicted to be first place in the Eastern Conference this season and so far the team has not lived up to that but have shown flashes of brilliance throughout the season.

Just two years ago, Irving forced his way out of Cleveland because he no longer wanted to operate as James' second in command. Stephen Curry drained 10 3-pointers on his way to 41 points with six assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points while Kevon Looney chipped in with 14 points. I heard he's signing long-term with Boston. "But he's probably going to let me do whatever I want".

"Now I'm hearing LeBron, Anthony Davis, Kyrie in LA", Cowherd said on his show "The Herd with Colin Cowherd".

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