Anthony DavisBoston Celtics are willing to swap Jason Tatum for Anthony Davis at the end of the season and talks have been ongoing, according to Sp
Boston Celtics are willing to swap Jason Tatum for Anthony Davis at the end of the season and talks have been ongoing, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix.
Davis handed in a trade request at New Orleans Pelicans last week as he tries to force through a move to Los Angeles Lakers.
But the Pelicans have rejected all six offers made by the Lakers – who have now pulled out of negotiations leaving Celtics open to a summer move.
“My gut feeling is he is going to go to Boston and it happens in the offseason,” Mannix told First Things First.
“Once Boston gets into the mix, they have eagerness for Anthony Davis and they have been frothing over this guys for two years.
“It will cause them to put a big time offer on the table.
“The Celtics are not willing to discuss specifics with the Pelicans right now because then they are tied to that.
“They do believe internally that it may include Jason Tatum to get a deal done.”
LeBron James has been slammed for his input into Los Angeles Lakers’ negotiations regarding Anthony Davis.
The Lakers submitted a sixth bid for Davis last night which included offering up six players and two first-round picks and Skip Bayless blames James for demoralising the squad.
“LeBron has showed his hand. He has said to the rest of the team ‘I want to trade all of you for my man Anthony Davis because he would be a God send for me and I don’t want any of you guys. I just want him’,” Bayless told the Undisputed.
“If New Orleans say no to this deal all of a sudden LeBron is stuck with a team that he wanted to trade.”
Kevin Durant is expected to leave the Golden State Warriors at the end of the season.
And the NBA All-Star is believed to be heading to the New York Knicks, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
“Insiders around the league think Kevin Durant is leaving the Warriors for the Knicks, most people within the Warriors either think Durant is leaving or profess not to know one way or the other,” Amick reported.
“His team-mates recognise this reality, can handle it and merely want one outcome: Win a championship, absent too much drama.”