NBA Trade Rumours Roundup, February 2nd: Anthony Davis not keen on Celtics, Mike Conley to Utah and more
The NBA trade window is only a few days away from closing and a number of major deals are expected to be completed before the deadline.
Anthony Davis is being linked with a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, while NBA fans can also expect plenty of fallout from the blockbuster Knicks trade that resulted in Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, and Trey Burke, exiting New York in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, and two future first-round draft picks.
A number of teams that are already out of the playoffs will be looking to trim their wage bills, whereas contending teams will be looking to add one or two additions that can propel them to the postseason.
So as we enter the final days of the trade window, here are the biggest stories for February 2nd.
Celtics still want Kyrie Irving to sign a max deal
Reports over the last few months have cast doubt on the Celtics' willingness to offer Irving a max deal. After all, doubts remain over Irving's long-term fitness, and the Celtics also have other targets, however, according to ESPN, the Celtics are still keen on tying Kyrie Irving down for the peak years of his career:
The Celtics haven't changed their feelings on Irving, and they consider him part of their long-term core; and Irving hasn't informed the team that his feelings have changed, multiple sources said. In general, the Celtics have a reputation as a measured and strategic organisation
Irving has been with the Celtics since being traded to the team from the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2017. So far this season, the 26-year-old has averaged 23.7 points, 6.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game, and Irving has just been named an All-Star for the sixth time.