Why the Boston Celtics aren’t out of the Anthony Davis race

Boston Celtics Anthony Davis (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics Anthony Davis (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Boston Celtics Anthony Davis
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The Celtics have the most to offer

Most importantly, this fact can’t be forgotten when analyzing the Davis situation: the Boston Celtics will have the best package to offer the Pelicans, plain and simple. The Lakers likely come in a close second, but as reported, Demps is aware of the Celtics’ intention to offer for Davis this summer, and would be a fool not to hear Ainge out.

Today’s reported package of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, and a first rounder is a strong one. But the Celtics’ young assets are more proven than the ones in Los Angeles, and the Celtics have a plethora of picks to send out.

As it sits, Boston could have up to four first round picks convey this summer. Their list of available players outweighs pretty much every other team’s assets – Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward is already a core that will be tough for any team to beat, especially when accounting for draft picks, as well.

And while the Celtics would likely prefer to keep Jayson Tatum as the third piece to their next superteam, if worse comes to worse, his addition to the deal gives Boston the best package out of any team in the NBA. The Lakers, if they let the trade deadline pass, won’t be able to out-offer them.

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We’re sure to hear a lot more noise surrounding Davis over the coming week, and as long as February 3rd passes with no real news, the Boston Celtics should be the favorite to obtain the superstar. No matter what Rich Paul, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James try, history and current assets are not on their side.