The speculation surrounding Anthony Davis‘ future with the Pelicans has been ramping up the past couple of days. The multi-talented center is in the midst of arguably his best season as a pro, but his team has been mostly treading water in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, a reality that continues to cast doubts about a long-term partnership with DeMarcus Cousins.
With Boogie set to enter free agency next summer, the organization faces a dilemma about whether to offer him max money while they already have enormous deals in place with both Davis and Jrue Holiday that drastically limit their flexibility to shore up their depth, or move him prior to the deadline. The incredible play of both Davis and Cousins together, despite their near-.500 record, has made that question much more difficult to answer.
Some have argued that, given Davis’ durability issues, the front office should at least consider exploring the market for him. The team most connected to Davis in trade rumors (in so much as people have suggested they could put together an interesting package for AD) is the Boston Celtics.