Report: Celtics, Lakers engaged in Anthony Davis trade talks
Trade talks surrounding New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis are reportedly heating up.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in trade talks surrounding Davis. The Lakers have apparently discussed including the No. 4 pick in the deal to help the Pelicans acquire a better player in a potential three-team deal.
Celtics and Lakers are engaged in trade talks with New Orleans on All-NBA star Anthony Davis, league sources tell me, @ZachLowe_NBA, @ramonashelburne and @WindhorstESPN. Lakers No. 4 pick has been discussed as trade chip to help Pels acquire high-level player in multi-team deals.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2019
Interestingly, the Celtics continue to remain undeterred by the signs from Davis’s camp that he’s simply not as interested in playing there. That, of course, is not the Pelicans’ concern, as they are and should be focused on getting the best deal available. If Boston wants to take the risk of giving up assets for a player who may not commit long-term, that’s on them. Still, the Lakers’ interest is long-standing, and they may be best positioned to make a deal and keep Davis right now.