The Boston Celtics have been interested in landing a superstar that could take them back to their title-winning ways, and landing Anthony Davis may be exactly what may take them one step ahead of their competition.
Even so, they’ve already struck out on several stars in the past, and other than Kyrie Irving, they don’t have a player that could carry the load right away, with Gordon Hayward struggling and Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum still being a work in progress.
That’s why the Boston Celtics are reportedly going to be quite aggressive in trying to convince the New Orleans Pelicans not to trade Anthony Davis right away and wait until the summer to deal him, so they could be in the mix.
Thing is, even despite having the most appealing assets to convince the Pelicans to send Davis in return, they can’t pull off a trade right now because of Kyrie Irving’s contract and the Derrick Rose rule. Check the top 3 most realistic destinations and how Los Angeles Lakers can get Anthony Davis.
That’s where things get complicated for Danny Ainge, as he’s looking at two options right now: Either deal Kyrie Irving right now to be able to make a run at Davis, or hope the Pelicans don’t find a destination for Davis until the summer.
Moreover, even if Davis isn’t moved this season, there’s no guarantee that Irving will extend his stay at Boston, with him set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season amid all the rumors pointing towards him wanting to play with LeBron James once again.
You may argue that case-scenario means trading Irving right now would make the most sense for the Celtics, but, according to Yahoo Sports, Anthony Davis wants no part of the Boston Celtics either way, and he’d leave in 2020 to join the Los Angeles Lakers anyway.
Long story short, the Boston Celtics are on the verge of losing both the superstar they have right now and the one they could have in the future, and there’s no way to avoid this potential disaster.