Sport Report: Celtics have interest in Anthony Davis

00:05  19 june  2017
00:05  19 june  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

Report: Celtics might not take Markelle Fultz at No. 1

  Report: Celtics might not take Markelle Fultz at No. 1 It’s been assumed by many for a while now that Washington point guard Markelle Fultz will be the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft . But maybe that’s a bit hasty, according to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN, who notes the Boston Celtics have a handful of players they’re considering. Per Ford, Fultz is very much still in the mix. However, the Celtics are also considering Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, De’Aaron Fox and Jayson Tatum.This is an interesting report for a couple reasons.

In case you didn’t know, the Boston Celtics are interested in trading for a game-changing type of player. Pretty much the entire NBA has been aware of this since the Celtics started stock-piling assets in an effort to set themselves up to land a great player.

According to ESPN, the Celtics approached the Knicks about trading for Carmelo Anthony . But they were told he wanted to stay in New York. This is the first time, however, that C's were reported to actually have interest in Anthony .

Plenty of teams would love to pry Anthony Davis away from the Pelicans. © Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Plenty of teams would love to pry Anthony Davis away from the Pelicans.

The Boston Celtics definitely have the interest and the means to make a big splash this offseason.

According to Chris Mannix of the Vertical, the Celtics have eyed New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis as a potential trade target.

The Pelicans, however, have no intention of trading their star big man. Davis is on a team-friendly contract through 2021, and the organization is committed to making the Davis-DeMarcus Cousins pairing work next season.

Davis would have certainly fit the mold of the type of player the Celtics reportedly want to acquire. That will obviously be much easier said than done, and while you can appreciate the Celtics aiming high, they’re going to have to look at other, more reasonable options.

Report: Carmelo could sign with Rockets if Knicks buy him out .
The Houston Rockets acquired Chris Paul in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, and they may not be done adding superstar players. Shortly after Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Paul is headed to Houston, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported that Carmelo Anthony could be the next player to join the Rockets if he gets a buyout from the New York Knicks.

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