Danny Ainge still wants the Boston Celtics to re-sign Kyrie Irving and he believes he will be successful in doing so if they trade for Anthony Davis.
The Celtics were once considered the favorites to trade for Davis, but their asset base has become less attractive in recent months. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown stalled in their development while a first round pick from the Sacramento Kings dropped to No. 14, and a pick from the Memphis Grizzlies has yet to convey.
The New Orleans Pelicans also won the lottery, which could reopen the door for Davis to remain with the franchise to be paired with Zion Williamson.
Boston's season ended with a five-game series loss to the Milwaukee Bucks amid tension on the roster.
Irving is also expected to consider the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers.