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SportNBA trade rumors: Celtics F Jayson Tatum ‘wouldn’t mind’ being sent to Pelicans in Anthony Davis deal

23:25  12 february  2019
23:25  12 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Celtics' Jayson Tatum addresses being brought up in Anthony Davis trade rumors

Celtics' Jayson Tatum addresses being brought up in Anthony Davis trade rumors Jayson Tatum has been a key named tossed around as a desirable piece in a potential Anthony Davis trade.

Jayson Tatum is arguably the best asset who will be available in a trade ; and though Jaylen Brown struggled to start the season, he has surged The Celtics have been floated as a trade partner for the Pelican ’s Anthony Davis for a long time now due to an outstanding young core and they want to add

When Anthony Davis demanded a trade , the Boston Celtics have been urging the New Orleans Pelicans to wait for the 2019 NBA offseason to make In the deal that would send Anthony Davis to Boston, most people expect the Celtics ’ trade package to start with Jayson Tatum , the No. 3 overall

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Jayson Tatum may not mind being traded.

The 20-year-old forward has been at the center of trade rumors involving the Celtics and Pelicans star Anthony Davis. He could be open to the move, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon said on a recent podcast appearance.

MacMahon said on ESPN’s Hoop Collective:

It’s gossip, but the gossip is Jayson Tatum wouldn’t mind. Jayson Tatum wouldn’t mind if he’s shipped to New Orleans and has a chance to be the face of the franchise somewhere. Because he’s not going to get that opportunity in Boston, at least not in the immediate future.

The second-year forward is averaging 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds in 31.1 minutes per game this season. He’s shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from 3-point range.

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans want to be 'overcompensated' by Lakers to deal Anthony Davis by deadline

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans want to be 'overcompensated' by Lakers to deal Anthony Davis by deadline The Pelicans apparently really want to trade Anthony Davis in the offseason rather than by Thursday's deadline. New Orleans wants to be "compensated — perhaps even overcompensated" to trade Davis before the offseason, according to a report from ESPN which cites unidentified league sources. The report states the Pelicans have not countered any of the Lakers' offers for Davis yet, but they expect Los Angeles president of basketball operations Magic Johnson to come back with an even bigger offer. That means New Orleans is looking for four first- and second-round picks as part of the deal, according to ESPN.

The primary thing keeping Davis from being a Celtic is that NBA rules prohibit Ainge from swinging a Why is this? Because the Celtics previously traded for Kyrie Irving. Both Davis and Irving signed contract extensions under Jayson Tatum , Kyrie Irving, glad to move past Thursday’s trade deadline.

The Celtics have refused to directly dangle Jayson Tatum , two sources familiar with the situation told SI.com, but the Pelicans have been left with the impression Davis ' reported list of preferred trade destinations does not include the Celtics , but that isn' t likely to deter Boston from trying to acquire him.

Meanwhile, Davis will not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded, agent Rich Paul told ESPN in late January. The Lakers engaged in trade talks with the Pelicans about Davis before the deadline. But, New Orleans ultimately decided not to move him.

The Celtics are “determined” to acquire the 25-year-old star this summer, according to an earlier report from ESPN. They could not deal for Davis during the season because of the "Rose Rule.”

NBA trade rumors: Celtics told Pelicans 'everyone can be available' in potential Anthony Davis deal.
The Celtics could not acquire Davis during the season because of the "Rose Rule."

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