Boston Celtics Trade News: Celtics willing to offer any player to land Anthony Davis

  • No-one is off limits when it comes to the Celtics acquiring Anthony Davis.
Modified 26 Feb 2019, 11:39 IST

New Orleans Pelicans v Indiana Pacers
New Orleans Pelicans v Indiana Pacers

What's the rumor?

In the days leading to the 2019 trade deadline, Anthony Davis requested a trade from the team that he had been with since 2012. The Pelicans center was reportedly unhappy at the direction of the franchise, although New Orleans held firm, and the organization didn't even respond to the LA Lakers' huge trade offer.

Nevertheless, Davis can walk away from the franchise in 2020, and the Pelicans are likely to move him on in the summer. The Lakers will once again be interested, although The Athletic is reporting that the Boston Celtics will also be in for the 25-year-old, and are open to trading every member of their roster:

As the NBA trade deadline neared, Boston Celtics ownership, GM Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens came together on this seasons prerogative: compete for a championship with this current roster. The Celtics are playing to win it all - but they are also focusing on winning in June. Around NBA's Feb. 7th trade deadline, Boston made their intentions clear to the New Orleans Pelicans surrounding their pursuit of All-Star Anthony Davis after the season. League sources said everyone can be available.

In case you didn't know...

Anthony Davis was drafted as the number one pick by the New Orleans Pelicans back in 2012, and last season, the Pelicans man averaged 28.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.

The center is also a six-time All-Star, and Davis is on track to become one of the leading scorers in NBA history.

The heart of the matter

Anthony Davis has previously stated that he is open to moving to both the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, and the center's destination will ultimately depend on which team can offer the Pelicans the most enticing trade package.

What's next?

The Boston Celtics will face the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night, while Anthony Davis and the Pelicans will play the Philadelphia 76ers later tonight.

Also read: NBA Daily Schedule, TV Listings, and Latest Results: 26th February

Published 26 Feb 2019, 05:35 IST
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