Anthony Davis, who requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans several weeks ago, clarified over the weekend the Boston Celtics are among the teams he’s open to winding up with this offseason.
“They are on my list,” Davis told reporters Saturday during his NBA All-Star Game media day news conference in Charlotte.
This contradicts a previous report indicating Davis’ list of preferred destinations included the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks — but not the Celtics.
It’s hard to view this development as anything other than good news for the Celtics, assuming Boston intends to pursue a trade for Davis this summer while simultaneously trying to re-sign Kyrie Irving, who can opt out of his contract and become a free agent. But do Davis’ comments really mean anything?
Skip Bayless thinks so. He explained Monday on FS1’s “Undisputed” why he believes Davis’ clarification is significant in figuring out the six-time All-Star’s future.
Boston long has been linked to Davis, the 2012 No. 1 overall pick and one of the best players in the NBA. It’ll take a significant package to land the Pelicans star, but the Celtics have several promising young players, including Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, as well as an abundance of draft picks they can offer in a potential deal.
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