NBA Rumors: Celtics Are ‘Sniffing Around’ On Trade For This Star Guard


June 18, 2019

The Boston Celtics might have identified Kyrie Irving’s replacement.

(Assuming Irving actually walks in free agency, of course.)

During the latest episode of “The Lowe Post Podcast,” ESPN NBA insiders Zach Lowe and Kevin Arnovitz discussed the fallout of the reported Anthony Davis trade, particularly how it affects the Celtics. At one point in the discussion, Arnovitz mentioned 29-year-old New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, who could want out now that the Pelicans have lost Davis and reloaded with young talent.

“Maybe they get Jrue Holiday there — that would be fun,” Arnovitz said of the Celtics.

Lowe replied: “They’re sniffing around (on him), though if I were them, I wouldn’t have any sense of urgency to make a reactive move.”

Holiday would be a no-joke add for Boston.

Last season, the athletic guard averaged career-highs in points (21.2) and rebounds (5.0). He also dished out 7.7 assists, coming just short of the career-high 8.0 assists he posted in the 2012-13 season.

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