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.
Do not count Anthony Davis Sr., the father of New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, among those that want to see Davis land in Boston and don some Celtic green. Despite what the Lakers have offered, the Pelicans remain "curious" that the Celtics may include Jayson Tatum in an offer this summer. Celtics GM Danny Ainge has pleaded with the Pelicans' front office to hold off and he would make it worth their while this offseason with their trove of draft picks and young talent. In this picture, Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans sits on the bench with an injury in his finger during the game against the Detroit Pistons at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 23, 2019.
Anthony Davis to the Celtics?
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).
"I think over the last two weeks Kyrie has shown 'It's my team. I'm gonna get you the ball, but we go as I go.' And that looks like he wants to have his own team", Broussard said Thursday on "The Herd", as quoted on NESN.
Although he made certain to acknowledge that AD has all the agency in the World when it comes to his National Basketball Association career, Anthony Davis Sr. would rather his son not play for the Boston Celtics - and he has sound reasoning to back it.
Whew, the trade deadline had just about everything.
But none of that appears to have convinced the Pelicans brass to a point where they feel compelled to send Davis to his Malibu abode, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Los Angeles franchise is said to have presented five different offers to the Pelicans - that's how desperate they are to beat off the competition. "Nevertheless, sources said, the Celtics have made it clear that they will be ready and willing to offer an explosive package when the time arrives, and that no specific player will be off limits in negotiations". They're not interested in any of it.