Does Anthony Davis Want Out?

Adrian Wojnarowski sat down with Anthony Davis for a story on ESPN. He shed some light on the superstar’s situation in the Big Easy.

Everyone knows that Danny Ainge covets Davis and will pounce if he’s available. However, will he be?

One thing was extremely clear when reading Davis’ quotes. He wants to win more than anything:

“You look at the Warriors, Cleveland, Boston,” he said. “They lose Gordon [Hayward], they’re still playing well. KD-Steph-Draymond-Klay. They play so well with each other, move the basketball and don’t care who scores. Steph and Draymond are out, and they still won. KD is out. They still win.”

Davis in Celtic Green is a long shot and we all know it. However, Davis has concerns with the Pelicans being loyal after seeing what has conspired around the league. IT, who was traded by the Celtics and Demarcus Cousins traded from the Kings to name a few. Woj goes on to mention that Davis knows he’s on the Celtics radar:

Davis remains an obsession of several NBA teams full of the necessary trade assets to unfasten him from New Orleans, should the Pelicans ever consider a rebuild — or should Davis ever request a trade. Boston has remained vigilant on the possibility of acquiring Davis, and Davis knows it. However, the Pelicans have no intention of trading an all-world talent under contract through 2021, no matter the return.

Going through the full article tells me two things. One, it doesn’t seem like the Pelicans want to deal the superstar anytime soon. Two, it might not matter. If Davis simply cares about winning and nothing else, then what’s stopping him from demanding a trade. When you see a star like Davis talking about The Celtics, Warriors and other winning teams, it shows envy.

He wants to win.

So, even though it’s a long shot, Davis could be in a Boston Celtics uniform. He might play next to Kyrie, Horford, and Gordon Hayward… but he might have to ask.