Anthony Davis lands with Boston Celtics in one of C&C’s Jayson Tatum mock trades

The Boston Celtics land Anthony Davis in one of Chowder and Champions' mock trades. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Celtics land Anthony Davis in one of Chowder and Champions' mock trades. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

Mock trades involving Anthony Davis becoming a member of the Boston Celtics are a hot ticket item at the moment.

Bleacher Report created a swap that sent Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and other assets to the Los Angeles Lakers for the ‘Brow’, and now our all-Boston FanSided sister site Chowder and Champions has got in on the action.

Instead of the C’s 1A star (and former Cal Golden Bear) Brown joining LeBron James with the Lakers, C&C’s Tarringo Basile-vaughan went a different route and hypothetically offered Jayson Tatum instead.

Basile-vaughan sees A.D. as being a Kevin Garnett-like figure, and likes the fit alongside Jaylen Brown and what that could produce:

"Still a top-five talent (averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds this season), the Celtics would certainly give an Anthony Davis trade some serious thought if the asking price was a package centered around Tatum.  Finally, they would get a dominant big man who could have the same sort of impact on the franchise that Kevin Garnett had back in 2008…if he bought in.With championship experience under his belt, teaming Davis with Jaylen Brown and perhaps a prize free agent signing could mark for a new Big-3 era in Boston no one seen coming."

The Boston Celtics and Anthony Davis could finally come together, but not like this

It just doesn’t feel likely that President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens would part with Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown. Brown’s name has been brought up before in trade talks–albeit in Ben Simmons chatter that never had much momentum–while Tatum’s never has been.

The Houdini would take any action Vegas is offering on whether or not the ‘Jays’ will remain in Boston past the February 10th NBA deadline, and yesterday’s emphatic 116-87 win against the Washington Wizards could begin the run that makes the team sellers in a few weeks.

Even if that doesn’t happen, it feels so unlikely the Cs would trade their best draft pick since Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Lakers.

With all of that said, a Lakers team with two elite isolation threats in LeBron James and Jayson Tatum is a scary thought for the rest of the Western Conference. And an Anthony Davis/Robert Williams front court could be stifling defensively and high-octane on the offensive end of the floor.

The trade isn’t egregious by any stretch, but it’s not something the Boston Celtics would likely consider, at least not in the wake of a 51-point performance from Tatum in the nation’s capital.

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