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Anthony Davis' Father Urges Him Not To Join Boston Celtics

07 February 2019

Unless Boston is blown away, Rozier is viewed as insurance in case Kyrie Irving leaves, or as a potential sign-and-trade sweetener in a move for Anthony Davis.

The Celtics are widely considered to be the team that could put the most competitive offer in for Davis thanks to their large stable of young players and draft picks, but a quirk in the collective bargaining agreement wouldn't allow them to make the trade until the offseason.

Davis Sr. seemed to indicate the treatment of Thomas was not an isolated incident, telling ESPN he's "just seen things over the years with Boston".

Boston's plan to pursue Davis remains unaffected by whatever decision Irving might make in summer free agency, league sources said.

There's also the question of whether Davis wants to spend a significant chunk of his career in Boston.

The father of Anthony Davis said he doesn't want to see his son play for the Boston Celtics, citing how they treated Isaiah Thomas. "No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him", said Anthony Davis Sr.

"This is just my opinion, not Anthony's", Davis Sr. noted. According to Los Angeles Times Brad Turner, Lakers president of basketball operations has gotten in touch with Pelicans general manager Dell Demps this week to discuss trade options.

"From what I know, from sources have told me, the Pelicans are not interested".

The Pelicans hold all the cards owing to the length of his contract and can decide when to trade him midway through this season or in the summer when they could get the best offer for a player who is high in demand. The Lakers' current offer is Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and two first-round picks.

Anthony Davis' Father Urges Him Not To Join Boston Celtics