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Woj says Celtics have been 'hawking Anthony Davis for years'

Rob Bradford
December 18, 2018 - 11:20 am

The Anthony Davis to the Celtics rumors can't be killed.

The latest round of rumblings comes from Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast with ESPN colleague Zach Lowe where the NBA insider reminded the world Danny Ainge really, really likes the New Orleans' All-Star center.

"Boston has been hawking Anthony Davis for years," Wojnarowski said. "They always hoped that it would be, whether it’s the end of this season or the beginning of next before the trade deadline, that they would gather up all those assets, all those picks Danny Ainge has and young players and they’d be the team to be able to get Anthony Davis. But now you have (the Los Angeles Lakers) and if they get shut out in free agency, they’re going to have to take all their young players to try to use them to get Anthony Davis."

Davis will be eligible for a "supermax" contract in 2019, which could be worth five years, $235 million. But if he doesn't choose to go that route than the Pelicans could very well attempt to trade him.

"I would predict right now, if you were to ask me right now, I would predict that he turns it down," Lowe noted.