NBA notebook: Which third team will get involved in Carmelo trade?

Most of the NBA is on vacation right now, but that has not prevented a few intriguing storylines from surfacing over the past week. Let’s take at some of the signings and rumors from around the league and react to them with a bit of a Celtics spin.

Irving wasn’t talking to teammates during playoffs?

We will begin with the latest developments on the Kyrie Irving front. I gave my two cents on the comments by former GM David Griffin earlier this week about Irving having the Celtics on his “list” of ideal trade destinations. Trade rumors about Irving has been relatively quiet in the wake of those remarks, but ESPN.com reporter David McMenamin dropped some new insight about just how much of a disconnect there was between Irving and his teammates during the postseason.