Okay, please hear me out- Anthony Davis asked for a trade from the Pelicans, Lakers went all guns blazing for him giving up almost everything they had, and Pelicans had some other ideas in mind, so they rejected the offer. Man!
If you thought this was all over, then you are entirely wrong!
Anthony Davis saga continues as we head to the All-Star weekend. On Saturday, Davis was asked by a reporter about his trade destination preferences. Davis answered- “I never said Boston wasn’t on my list”.
With all the drama surrounding the deal, one thing is clear, Davis and Pelicans were not in a hurry during the trade deadline. Were they playing around with the Lakers then?
Can’t be sure about it but they surely had other things in mind.
At the end of this season, the Celtics might offer them a great deal with players like Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart. Furthermore, the Knicks have cleared a lot of space and can surely go for Davis and offer the Pelicans a massive deal.
One thing is sure that this trade will shape the structure of the NBA in the coming seasons. So, why would Pelicans not give themselves a chance to have all the options put on the table?
Davis was asked about the above statement again during an interview. Watch it below:
Davis clearly said that he wants to win and all the teams are on his list. Winning is the only thing that concerns him, and he wants to retire as a legend and without winning championships, he can’t.
So we can’t say he is just eying the Celtics. However, the Celtics have the best chances to land him up. If he and Kyrie team up at Boston, it will surely be a destructive combination. Let us wait and enjoy the All-Stars for now!