Ever since Anthony Davis asked to be traded by the New Orleans Pelicans, all reports have indicated the superstar big man would not want to go to the Boston Celtics. Davis’ father, Anthony Davis Sr., infamously contributed to the anti-Boston rhetoric.
But Davis, in fact, would be just fine with being traded to the Celtics. Don’t believe us? Just ask Davis himself.
During Saturday’s media availability for the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, N.C., Davis was asked about rumors of him being down Boston. And, in yet another bizarre twist to one of the most absurd NBA dramas in recent memory, Davis set the record straight.
Here’s a wrap up of his comments:
NBA salary cap rules prevent the Celtics from acquiring Davis until July 1, when Kyrie Irving can opt out of his current deal and become an unrestricted free agent. While it’s tough to know what to believe anymore, the general consensus is that Davis would need Irving to re-sign to consider committing to Boston long-term.
As for what the Celtics would give up in a potential blockbuster for Davis, sophomore forward Jayson Tatum reportedly tops the Pelicans’ wish list. And should that deal eventually go down, Tatum reportedly wouldn’t mind.
What a mess.
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