The Celtics and Lakers are engaged in trade talks with the Pelicans for star Anthony Davis, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday.
Celtics and Lakers are engaged in trade talks with New Orleans on All-NBA star Anthony Davis, league sources tell me, @ZachLowe_NBA, @ramonashelburne and @WindhorstESPN. Lakers No. 4 pick has been discussed as trade chip to help Pels acquire high-level player in multi-team deals. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2019
Earlier in the day, Davis' agent Rich Paul made it clear his client does not see a long-term future in Boston and will not sign a contract extension when his deal expires in 2020. That doesn't appear to have scared off the C's, who certainly have the assets to get a deal done.
Wojnarowski also states acquiring Davis could give Boston the best chance at retaining Kyrie Irving, who is set to hit unrestricted free agency on June 30.
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So far, Boston has been undeterred in pursuing Davis -- despite his agent insisting AD would be a 2020 flight risk in free agency. For Boston, Davis could still be its best case to keep Kyrie Irving. Story soon on https://t.co/XcwLHcsHad https://t.co/C9NwYJiObX — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2019
More to come. . .
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