Boston Celtics Are The Favorite To Land Anthony Davis If Pelicans Don't Trade Him Before Deadline

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Boston Celtics Are The Favorite To Land Anthony Davis If Pelicans Don't Trade Him Before Deadline

Anthony Davis has recently announced that he wants out of the New Orleans Pelicans, the big question that everyone is wondering now is will the franchise trade him before the February 7 Trade Deadline.

If a deal can’t be struck in the next week, Anthony Davis will remain with the Pelicans for the rest of the season and will have to wait much longer to find a new home. Many believe if that happens, the Boston Celtics will become the front runner to secure the talents of the five-time NBA All-Star.

Trade between the Celtics and Pelicans before the deadline is unlikely since Boston would most likely have to give up Kyrie Irving which they have no intention of doing so. However, the Celtics are believed to have the type of assets that the Pelicans are looking for in return, therefore if AD is not traded until the off-season, New Orleans will be wanting to make a deal with Boston.

But if Davis remains in New Orleans after the deadline, league sources say, there is a growing belief around the league that the Celtics would become the favorites to land the superstar forward.

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe:

But if Davis remains in New Orleans after the deadline, league sources say, there is a growing belief around the league that the Celtics would become the favorites to land the superstar forward.

The Celtics probably have the NBA’s shiniest collection of talented young players and future first-round picks, so it appears to be in New Orleans’s best interest to wait until June to hear Boston’s best offer.

The Celtics probably have the NBA’s shiniest collection of talented young players and future first-round picks, so it appears to be in New Orleans’s best interest to wait until June to hear Boston’s best offer.

It’s been well planned by Danny Ainge who has been collecting many assets over the last few years, waiting for a moment to steal a big fish like Davis.

Currently, it’s the Los Angeles Lakers who seem to be the favorites to make a trade with New Orleans before the deadline. If nothing can be sorted out in the following week then we’re most likely going to be seeing AD in green next season.

This is only going to revive the Lakers and Celtics history even more, both franchises would hate to miss out on Anthony Davis and see him join their arch-rivals.

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