New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and his agent Rich Paul have made it clear the destinations that Davis would be willing to re-sign with, if he is traded this offseason. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, those teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. But one of the biggest teams in the AD trade rumors from the start have now been warned against trading for Davis.
“They can trade for him, but it’ll be for one year, I mean: If the Celtics traded for Anthony Davis, we would go there and we would abide by our contractual [obligations] and we would go into free agency in 2020. I’ve stated that to them. But in the event that he decides to walk away and you give away assets? Don’t blame Rich Paul.”
With the Pelicans desired trade package, according to ESPN, consisting of an All-Star player, a young player with All-Star potential and two first-round draft picks, the Celtics will have to weigh if landing Davis is worth the potential long term risk.
With the Celtics bracing for the potential departure of Kyrie Irving, giving up all those assets for the potential one year rental of Davis will give Danny Ainge a lot to weigh out moving forward. One thing is for sure, Rich Paul will do everything in his power to make sure that his client lands in one of his preferred destinations.