Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans and no one can blame him. Why would he wanna continue wasting his talents playing for a team that's failed to build around him? Just two winning seasons in the six he's played—not counting this one, by the way. This is Davis' seventh year, and his Pelicans currently sit at 23-29, third-to-last in the Western Conference.
There are very few players like Davis. Whether it's center or power forward, he dominates. He's an athletic specimen on the court—pretty much a lock for a double-double a night. As established as Davis is, he knows with the talents he has, it's not worth staying a Pelican.
Davis hasn't even entered the prime of his career. He's still only 25—turning 26 next month. He has many great years ahead, and he wants to make the most of them. The end goal is championships, and he doesn't want to spend any more time trying to make that happen in New Orleans.
So where will Davis end up? It seems like most of the talk is between L.A. and Boston. Davis and LeBron would be a threat to the Warriors in the West, while the Celtics certainly have the types of assets a team like New Orleans would be looking for in exchange for Davis.
One person in particular wouldn't be too thrilled to see Davis playing for the Celtics:
Some strong words from Papa Davis. And obviously, there's nothing wrong with him thinking that. But at the end of the day, business is business. That's why the Celtics said bye-bye to Isaiah Thomas. Doing so made them a better team because instead of Thomas, you have Kyrie Irving. I don't know about you but I'll take Kyrie over Isaiah 365 days a year.
Regardless of what Davis Sr. says, I don't see it having any impact whatsoever on where his son eventually winds up playing. He'll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of 2019-20, and would prefer be traded sooner rather than later. He wants those championships—we'll see if he wins one this or next year as a temporary rental before hitting free agency.