New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis said on Saturday morning that the Boston Celtics are on his list of preferred landing spots, despite previous reports.
Anthony Davis is asked about the Boston Celtics not being on his list. “They are on my list.”— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 16, 2019
Davis was quite candid at his all-star media availability this morning, adding that he “never said Boston (was) not on his list.”
Anthony Davis was asked about the perception the Celtics were not a preferred destination. He then repeated several times: “They were never not on my list.”— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 16, 2019
As the trade deadline approached, many reports suggested that Davis was set on playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, whether it happened via trade or free agent signing in 2020. There continues to be speculation that much of this was pushed by Davis’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported ahead of the deadline that Davis’ list consists of the Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers.
Boston arguably has the best set of assets across the list of potential Davis suitors, but time will tell if they’re willing to part with valued players like Jayson Tatum.