Can someone please explain the rule that says the Celtics can't trade for Anthony Davis unless they trade Kyrie?


Adam D

Both Irving and Davis are on rookie contract extensions under the Rose Rule, allowing them to be signed at 30% of the salary cap. A team can only have one of these on the roster. Kyrie becomes a free agent this summer though, so if the Pelicans are willing to wait to trade they might be able to leverage a big trade package from the Celtics (or anybody who wants to try and match/beat their offer).