Report: Anthony Davis' list of preferred long-term destinations does not include Celtics

John Tomase
February 04, 2019 - 2:01 pm

Anthony Davis is making it abundantly clear he wants no part of playing for the Celtics.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans big man has told New Orleans he'd be willing to long-term with the Lakers and Knicks, as well as a handful of other teams. The Celtics are not on his list.

Davis's feelings could have a ripple effect in Boston, where guard Kyrie Irving can become a free agent and potentially join Davis in either Los Angeles or New York. Whether this dissuades Danny Ainge from blowing up his roster in the pursuit of Davis for possibly only one year remains to be seen, but Ainge is nothing if not determined, which means this story isn't over by a longshot.