BOSTON — The Boston Celtics often are among the teams mentioned in conversations about Anthony Davis one day changing teams, be it in a trade or free agency.

TD Garden has a history of giving ovations to players who are linked to the Celtics when they come as a visitor. Arguably the chief example is when Gordon Hayward came to Boston as a member of the Utah Jazz, with the loud response he got during intros irking then-Celtics forward Jae Crowder.

Such was the case for Davis, who got a fairly decent greeting from the crowd when introduced ahead of Monday’s game between the Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans.

(You can watch a video of the ovation here)

Of course, the Celtics couldn’t acquire Davis this season without ridding themselves of Kyrie Irving due to the “Rose Rule,” but fans can still dream.

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