Could Anthony Davis Be Traded To The Boston Celtics?
To me, it appears the New Orleans Pelicans are trying to organically create their own Super Team.
While Golden State and Cleveland (also Los Angeles, Miami and Boston in the past) are signing free agents to bring multiple All Stars together on their rosters, the Pels brought Anthony Davis in through the draft, and then traded for DeMarcus Cousins. During this week's draft they traded up for high value at the first pick in the second round to take Duke guard Frank Jackson, which means the team could look to save some money by letting Jrue Holiday go.
So with the team positioning to create a competitive team, why would they look to move the centerpiece? Doesn't make sense to me, but at least on NBA reporter thinks it's on the table. Here's the story from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"Chris Mannix of The Vertical reports that the Boston Celtics are looking at Pelicans star Anthony Davis for a trade. But he says Davis is tied to a decent contract through 2021, and New Orleans seems committed to giving the power forward and DeMarcus Cousins pairing a full season together.."