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Poll: Majority feel Celtics should have resigned Irving, undecided on Davis trade

By Staff | Jul 02, 2019

The results are in for the latest Courier Publications/VillageSoup sports poll, and the majority of voters believe the Boston Celtics should have, if possible, resigned point guard Kyrie Irving, but were undecided on if Boston should have traded for power forward Anthony Davis.

Thirty-eight-point-nine percent of voters believe Boston should have done more to resign Irving, while 33.3 percent were undecided. Twenty-seven-point-eight percent believe Boston should not have resigned the all-star point guard.

On whether Boston should have traded a handful of young players and draft picks for now former New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, 44.4 percent of voters were undecided. A split occurred between voters who were for and against the trade, with both responses registering 27.8 percent of the vote.

Scroll down to see Davis results in pie graph form.

Those who cast a vote of "no" got their wish, as Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on June 15, for a host of young players and future draft picks.

Boston was in the running for Davis, but, according to reports, refused to make Jayson Tatum available in trade talks with the Pelicans.

Now, the sports staff keeps its eyes on the Celtics and asks: How do you feel about the Celtics' draft results?

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Boston had three first-round picks in this year's NBA Draft, and selected Indiana guard Romeo Langford with the pick No. 14, traded pick No. 20 to Philadelphia for Nos. 24 and 33, selected Tennessee forward Grant Williams with pick No. 22, and traded the No. 24 selection to the Phoenix Suns, along with center Aron Baynes, for the Milwaukee Bucks' 2020 first-round selection.

Boston also chose Purdue guard Carsen Edwards with pick No. 33 and Lousiana State University guard Tremont Waters with pick No. 51.

The Celtics have three first-round picks in next year's draft, with their own selection, the Memphis Grizzlies' first-round pick (top-6 protected) and the Bucks' first-round selection (top-7 protected).

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