The Boston Celtics appeared to be one of the two teams favored to land unsettled Pelicans forward Anthony Davis. That all changed on Friday, when Anthony Davis’s father had his say. Davis Sr. expressed, "I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they done to Isaiah Thomas...No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him”.
Obviously Davis Sr. has not forgot about the way that Isaiah Thomas was treated in Boston, when the Celtics decided to trade Thomas even after he averaged 23.3 points in 15 postseason games for the organization in the 2016-17 season.
After the comments by Davis Sr, it seems highly unlikely that Anthony Davis would end up in Boston anytime soon. With the Celtics off of the list, it would seem that the LA Lakers are the only destination that makes sense. It’s been reported that the Lakers and Pelicans have been in contact over a number of different trade packages from the Lakers, many of which have been turned down. The Pelicans seem to want more than what the Lakers are offering, especially in the front court positions. New Orleans is looking for a replacement for Anthony Davis who has the ability to play both center and power forward. The Lakers don’t possess this type of personnel, and have been looking for a third team to get involved. It’s been rumored that the Cleveland Cavaliers would be willing to give up power forward Kevin Love, a player who might fit the bill for what the Pelicans are looking for. Love is reportedly wanting out of Cleveland just 8 months after signing a new four year extension. The Blazers have shown the most early interest in Love, but other teams may come around as the trade deadline day nears.