After watching the Boston Celtics take on the New Orleans Pelicans last night, you couldn’t help but wonder how Anthony Davis would look Celtic green.
This begs the question: should the Celtics trade for Davis?
Lets think about this for a minute. This year, the four-time all-star is averaging a whopping 27.2 points per game, while shooting 56 percent from the field and 82 percent from the line. And at this point, the C’s sure could use a “big” who averages 10.6 rebounds and more than two blocks per game to help seal up things in the paint.
If we were to ask Stephen A. Smith this question, he would be on-board so fast, your head would be left spinning at North Station.
According to Smith, he would give up forward Al Horford in a heartbeat in a deal for Davis. And the deal would also include Rookie of the Year candidate, Jayson Tatum.
Smith says he would give up Tatum over the 21-year-old Jaylen Brown because “Brown would compliment Davis’ game more than Tatum would.”
Horford for Davis is understandable from a salary standpoint but to include the 19-year-old Tatum in a deal, would be boarder line insane. Sure you have to give up talent, to get talent. But would the Pelicans have interest in the Lakers’ pick or some of the other picks Danny Ainge has stashed away?
As it stands today, you can argue that Tatum has a higher ceiling than Brown, or vice versa. But it’s fair to say at this point, if the Celtics are to make a blockbuster for Davis, chances are it will include one of these studs.
Watch Anthony Davis go off for 45 points against the Celtics last night:
This season, Tatum is averaging 13.8 PPG, on 49.9 percent shooting and sits atop of the NBA with a 46 percent from three. And he’s knocking down free throws at a consistent clip with an 82 percent from the line. Brown is averaging 14.3 PPG on 46 percent shooting, yet he’s only shooting 56.2 percent from the line. Both players are averaging more than five rebounds and a pair of assists per game.
— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com