Anthony Davis Rumors: Celtics Have "Extensively" Discussed Trading Tatum

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While the Los Angeles Lakers watch for a counter provide from the New Orleans Pelicans, the Boston Celtics have "extensively" mentioned including Jayson Tatum as part of their potential package deal for All Star middle Anthony Davis, in line with The Athletic's Sam Amick.

The Celtics cannot make a deal for Davis till July 1, because of the "Rose Rule," but when he is nonetheless on the Pelicans' roster after Thursday's 3pm commerce deadline, Tatum might be "a serious half" of any commerce talks that the 2 groups talk about transferring ahead, in line with Amick

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans "have been made conscious of an prolonged checklist of groups" that Davis can be curious about signing a contract extension with, and the Celtics weren't amongst his desired areas.

Davis' father even advised ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, “I might by no means need my son to play for Boston after what they executed to Isaiah Thomas. No loyalty. Guy offers his coronary heart and soul and so they traded him. This is simply my opinion, not Anthony’s.”

The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers have "pulled out" of commerce negotiations with New Orleans amid "outrageous" commerce requests. Of course, the Lakers stay curious about Anthony Davis however they not wish to bid in opposition to themselves, in line with Wojnarowski.

The Lakers' most up-to-date deal reportedly included all 5 of their younger core: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and Iviva Zubac, in addition to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and two first spherical draft picks.

Davis deemed the deal worthy of a double faucet on instagram, however apparently it wasn't sufficient for the Pels.