I really think the Celtics want to see what they have here with a healthy Irving/Brown/Hayward/Tatum/Horford core before they do anything drastic.
Yep. I'm sure maybe there's a bit of interest between Lebron and the Celtics (both sides) but I obviously don't think we're as likely as say Philadelphia or Houston or Los Angeles Lakers.
Haynes is legit and when he says Lebron "would listen" if Ainge showed some interest, I believe him, but "listening/having a conversation" is not even close to "Lebron is coming here for sure"
As a fan, I absolutely wouldn't want LeBron, and would much prefer to see the team's current strategy play out.
That being said, Ainge does not care about such things. Ainge would have to work out a trade with Cleveland using Hayward and maybe Morris, and would have to separately move Kyrie for obvious reasons, but both of those moves sound very feasible.
Philadelphia, Houston and LA are all possibilities, but if you think about it, those spots all have lots of problems associated with bringing LeBron on board. As much as I hate to say it, Boston sounds like the best place from LeBron's point of view BY FAR.
LeBron would be looking at playing with Tatum, Brown Horford, Rozier and Smart, plus the bounty from an Irving trade, the Sac pick next year and all of our other future assets. He'd be set for the remainder of his career with a team that was perfectly constructed to beat GS. No other team can offer him anything close.
It would be as cold-blooded a move as we've ever seen, but I hate to admit it would work for all involved.