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The Key To The Boston Celtics Acquiring Anthony Davis


You're probably getting tired of hearing all these Anthony Davis trade rumors. When a player as good as Davis finds himself on a small-market team that just can't get over the hump, the trade talks are just going to happen.

If you want to look towards any team to finally end the conversation, though, look to Boston. They have exactly what New Orleans wants. In an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discussed the recent rumors hinting that the Celtics have what it takes to trade for Davis if they'd only be willing to give up one key player.

“If they were willing to put Tatum in a deal, there’s nothing the Lakers could do,” Wojnarowski said.

So far, obviously, the Celtics have been unwilling to give up Jayson Tatum in any deal for Anthony Davis. It makes a lot of sense, too. This season alone, he's averaging 16.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Keep in mind that the kid is only 20-years-old playing in just his second year in the NBA, and it really puts those numbers into perspective.

If Danny Ainge is willing to put him in a package for the big guy, then there's basically almost no chance they get outbid. No matter what the Lakers offer, Ingram, Ball, Kuzma -- it wouldn't be enough. Of course, without Tatum, all bets are off.

But is he really worth giving up a chance on Anthony Davis? Most would say no, and it looks like that's the Celtic's stance right now. Come July, however, when these sweepstakes really kick off, something tells me the C's might be a little more open to paying the price for one of the league's best superstars.