Since deconstructing their Big Three, the Celtics have been stockpiling assets for big splash after big splash. With Anthony Davis’s availability a reality, Boston appears ready to cash in their chips. For the Pelicans to send AD to Beantown, they want the best of the Celtics young talent.
While Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier are floated out there, Jayson Tatum is the real prize. Using this to their advantage, New Orleans can play serious interest from the Lakers against the Celtics. Consider it another page in the rivalry, but if it takes Tatum to land Davis and box out LA in the process, Danny Ainge may just be quicker to pull the trigger.