Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
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Anthony Davis' Father Urges Him Not To Join Boston Celtics

Anthony Davis' Father Urges Him Not To Join Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans are keeping an open line of communication about an Anthony Davis trade entering Thursday's deadline, according to a report from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

Although he made certain to acknowledge that AD has all the agency in the World when it comes to his National Basketball Association career, Anthony Davis Sr. would rather his son not play for the Boston Celtics - and he has sound reasoning to back it.

Those two teams were added to Davis' list on Monday - joining the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks - but the six-time All-Star isn't interested in signing long term with the Boston Celtics, according to Wojnarowski.

The Celtics can't trade for Davis until this summer because both Davis and Irving signed under "The Rose Rule" after their rookie contracts. That remains unknown, but Davis' father, Anthony Davis Sr., ripped the organization when contacted by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

"I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they done to Isaiah Thomas", Davis Sr. "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.

Before you start celebrating, Lakers fans, we have some bad news for you too.

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.

And one of the offers from the Lakers is said to include a whopping four players and one future No.1 draft pick, Turner wrote: "Lakers let Demps know one of trade scenarios would include Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, No. 1 pick, per source". They're not interested in any of it.

"The Pelicans still are said to most covet the package of young players and draft picks the Celtics can provide as they move on from their franchise cornerstone".

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