The elder Davis, Anthony Davis Sr., reportedly told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Friday that he has no interest in his son landing in Boston following his trade request from the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite what the Lakers have offered, the Pelicans remain "curious" that the Celtics may include Jayson Tatum in an offer this summer. "I've just seen things over the years with Boston, and there's no loyalty", added Davis Sr. "What's more, there's a strong sense in Celtics circles that securing Irving would be the key to convincing Davis to commit for the long term as well". Ainge is anxious to trade for Davis and pair him with [Kyrie] Irving, sources said.
The Lakers have included only two of their better young players in a rotating group of offers, none of which included multiple first-round picks or offering salary cap relief for the Pelicans - typical staples of offers for superstar players, sources said. "This is just my opinion, not Anthony's", he continued.
If his father has any clout in the decision-making process for Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans won't be trading him to the Boston Celtics.
But Fox Sports' Chris Broussard believes Irving will re-sign with the Celtics as he has given the vibe that he wants to win championships with his current employers.
The Celtics can't trade for Davis until this summer because both Davis and Irving signed under "The Rose Rule" after their rookie contracts. "Nevertheless, sources said, the Celtics have made it clear that they will be ready and willing to offer an explosive package when the time arrives, and that no specific player will be off limits in negotiations".