It is no secret that the Boston Celtics are interested in New Orleans Pelicans franchise star Anthony Davis. They have been connected to him numerous times in the past, but a trade is yet to materialize. That may change soon because as of the moment, the Celtics are in a great position to bring him to Beantown.

Zach Lowe of ESPN suggested in his recent report that Boston has a better chance of landing Davis because of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. Lowe thinks Irving will be a useful tool in luring the Pelicans big man out of New Orleans. Davis already expressed his desire to stay in The Big Easy.

However, many believe that if the Pelicans continue their losing ways, he would demand a trade The franchise only made it to the playoffs once in the last four seasons.

If the Celtics successfully pull it off, they will have a new Big Three that is going to feature Irving, Davis, and Gordon Hayward. A team led by these rising stars has the potential of challenging or even dethroning the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. The only question is, is it enough to beat the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors.

AD on a roll

It is understandable why the Celtics are persistent when it comes to their attempts at adding Davis. The 24-year-old is improving each year and is coming off his greatest season so far.

In the 2016-17 season, he saw action and started in a career-high 75 regular season games. The former Kentucky Wildcats standout averaged 28 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 1.3 steals per contest. Davis' scoring and rebounding outputs from the previous season are career-bests.

Celtics surrender to Cavs

In other Celtics trade news, the team gave in to the Cavaliers' request of an additional asset to finalize the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas swap.

Another future pick is being shipped by the C's to Cleveland to complete the deal. The good news for Boston is that it is not a first-round selection or any of the prospects on the roster. When the Cavs asked for another piece, reports stated that they are targeting either Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, or a first-rounder. There was reluctance on the part of the Celtics to let go of Brown or Tatum.

Brown proved his worth to the organization last season during his rookie year. He was a crucial part of the squad's second unit. Tatum, on the other hand, is projected to have an amazing career in the NBA. He displayed tremendous potential in his run in the Summer League.