Anthony Davis’ dad not on board with son joining Celtics

Ross Houston
February 7, 2019

Per the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, the Boston Celtics are looking to trade shooting guard Jabari Bird as well as cash considerations to another team in order to lower the team's tax bill and open up a roster spot ahead of the buyout deadline (March 1).

So far, the Lakers have felt that conversations with New Orleans have been one-sided, and they are growing increasingly pessimistic about the Pelicans' willingness to make a deal with them, sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

As the Celtics try to get the Pelicans to wait until the offseason to trade All-Star Anthony Davis, Boston has "refused to directly dangle Jayson Tatum" in discussions of a potential trade, sources told Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. The uncertainty surrounding Irving could be a significant issue for the Celtics, though.

There's also the question of whether Davis wants to spend a significant chunk of his career in Boston. No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him.

"This is just my opinion, not Anthony's", he said. Thomas was later traded out of Cleveland and to the Lakers, where he was active for just 17 games before he was shut down for the year. According to Los Angeles Times Brad Turner, Lakers president of basketball operations has gotten in touch with Pelicans general manager Dell Demps this week to discuss trade options. They're not interested in two first-round picks and all four young players.

The Bucks have yet to inquire about a deal for Davis, sources told Wojnarowski, who added that such a trade would be extremely hard to execute due to their roster composition.

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