The New Orleans Pelicans continues to struggle in the early going of the regular season. And it seems that franchise player Anthony Davis is not happy with the current situation of the team. NBA trade rumors are now spreading that there is a possibility that he'll be heading to the Boston Celtics if things will not pan out at the Pelicans.
Davis, who is carrying his team with an average of 30.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks, is said to be disappointed that his team could only muster 8 wins in 26 games. And with the Pelicans continue to slide down the standings, frustration might catch Davis and may ask the team to trade him.
On the other hand, it is no secret that the Celtics are still looking for a high-value player that could make them "contenders" this season. With many tradeable assets at their disposal, the Celtics are just waiting for a viable trade deal that is plausible for them. And it looks like the Pelicans could be the potential trade partner that have the asset they are searching for.
Last month, Yibada English already reported that the Boston Celtics have shown an interest in acquiring Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. The move from the Celtics is part of their plan to further improve their lineup and add a rebounding big man on their fold.
Though they already have Horford, Olynyk, Johnson and Zeller contributing in the rebounding department, general manager Danny Ainge thinks that they are not enough to solve their dilemma in that area. And with that concern, the Celtics might revisit the rumored NBA trade deal with the Pelicans that is being floated again in the news.
A proposed trade deal is again being recommended to the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans which involves 5 players and 3 future picks. The NBA trade scenario is suggesting the following:
1. The Boston Celtics will get Anthony Davis and Terence Jones from the Pelicans;
2. The New Orleans Pelicans will obtain Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown and Amir Johnson plus Nets 2017-2018 first-round pick (via Boston) and Grizzlies 2019 first-round pick (via Boston also).
Having Davis will grant the wish of Ainge to make his team a 'real' contender and challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors for the title in the East. They can also have their own version of Big Three with Davis, Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas leading the team on their mission to bring back the glory days of the Celtics.
On the other hand, the Pelicans got a great haul of players with this trade. They got a solid contributor in Bradley while Brown shown his great potential as well. Johnson will be an added depth on their frontcourt but the biggest acquisition could be the 3 first-round draft pick for the next three years.
Is there really a possibility that Anthony Davis could be heading to the Boston Celtics before the trade deadline?