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"New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is already weighing his next move ahead of the summer of 2021, when he becomes a free agent.Get More Sports' Chris Sheridan reported Monday that Davis is "eyeing" the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers should he move on from the Pelicans and that the Celtics are leading the pack.None of those four teams is a surprising inclusion in the Davis sweepstakes.The Celtics and 76ers have the best long-term outlook of any two squads in the Eastern Conference. The prospect of joining Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward or Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will be tantalizing for any marquee free agent.The Lakers and Knicks, meanwhile, play in two of the biggest media markets and could see their fortunes turn around after years of mediocrity.Los Angeles already has LeBron James signed through the 2020-21 season with a player option in 2021-22. New York doesn't have a comparable star just yet but hasn't been shy about its plan to pursue big names in free agency.Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes posited on FS1's Undisputed last week that the Knicks could be a serious contender to sign Kevin Durant if he opts out of his deal with the Golden State Warriors next summer.Perhaps the real question is whether Davis will have much say in his next move.Like other teams poised to lose their best players in free agency, the Pelicans may decide to trade Davis if it becomes clear he won't re-sign with them. At that point, his immediate future would be up to New Orleans.Paul George landed with the Oklahoma City Thunder even though the Lakers were at the top of his wish list when he was engineering his exit from the Indiana Pacers in 2017.Kawhi Leonard joined the Toronto Raptors this offseason after the San Antonio Spurs granted his trade request. The move went over so well with the two-time All-Star that Sporting News' Sean Deveney reported he "[had] no interest in playing for the Raptors" and would potentially sit out the 2018-19 season before opting out and hitting free agency.Leonard has appeared in two preseason games for Toronto this fall.Davis is smart to take a long-term view of his situation, but a lot can change in a few years. This time last October, the chances George would re-sign with the Thunder seemed slim, yet that's what he did."
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It's weird having everyone want to come to Boston. Kyrie is certainly helping that, the elite players seem to really want to play with him
Quote from: gouki88 on October 08, 2018, 08:21:30 PMIt's weird having everyone want to come to Boston. Kyrie is certainly helping that, the elite players seem to really want to play with himThis started well before Irving. Everyone wanted to come here when Thomas was here. Iím sure it has a lot to do with Stevens.
He's a much better fit on the Celtics than on the Sixers. He's the perfect piece to to add to the Celtics core, whereas he's an odd fit with Embiid and Simmons. I can't see NY being a legit threat to landing him. It comes down to the Lakers or us imo, and Lebron's going to be approaching 40 years old at that point.
hmm, looks like he is thinking of us when he hits free agency. could we possibly replace horford with Davis at that point? Kyrie/Brown/Hayward/Tatum/Davis
It's obviously nice to hear but this story isn't actually saying anything - "eyeing" teams could mean a great number of things, many of which don't involve Davis actually planning anything. Especially when he's allegedly "eyeing" a free agency that's 3 offseasons away.
People who are writing this off as nothing are being short sighted. This is the 2nd davis rumor corroborated within days of each otherThere's a lot of "energy" behind these rumors. It feels very real. Especially if you remember anthony davis within the past season or 2 saying if "the pelicans dont contend soon he will look elsewhere where the grass is greener"
Quote from: CelticsElite on October 08, 2018, 10:21:39 PMPeople who are writing this off as nothing are being short sighted. This is the 2nd davis rumor corroborated within days of each otherThere's a lot of "energy" behind these rumors. It feels very real. Especially if you remember anthony davis within the past season or 2 saying if "the pelicans dont contend soon he will look elsewhere where the grass is greener"Yeah, but where will "energy" be in a year?