With the increasing likelihood the Pelicans don't trade Anthony Davis to the LA Lakers, here's a look at what the Boston Celtics could offer on July 1st. The Celtics have a treasure trove of assets - young players, future Draft picks and more - that could entice New Orleans to make a deal and Ainge is eager to land Davis to pair him with All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, ESPN reports.
Davis deemed the deal worthy of a double tap on instagram, but apparently it wasn't enough for the Pels.
It's been reported that the Lakers have made a second offer to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis, an offer that is far more aggressive than what they've proposed for Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in recent years.
While Anthony Davis Sr. publically criticised Celtics for their treatment of Isaiah Thomas, Lakers made a series of offers to secure a trade move for the player. When the Pelicans were reportedly underwhelmed, the Lakers beefed up the deal Monday.
Davis, a 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline approaches.
The ball is back in the Pelicans' court heading into Thursday's trade deadline, but we don't expect the Pelicans to budge, and we doubt AD will be going anywhere until the summer. Terry Rozier wouldn't be available for them to offer since he's a free agent after the season, and I'm not sure how interested the team would be in a soon-to-be free agent Hayward.
Solomon Hill, whose final year at $12.7 million will give Pelicans salary relief.
Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.
"They wanted more and more and more", one source said.
One week ago, Davis requested to be traded from the Pelicans.
The all-out blitz Klutch Sports has enacted this week on the New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics is awe-inspiring, to be quite honest.