Anthony Davis Trade Rumors: Celtics ‘Not Taking Foot off the Gas’ for Star

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The 2019 NBA offseason figures to be the Association’s most dramatic since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach in 2010, and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is one of the reasons why. 

Many teams should covet the star, who requested a trade in January, and the Boston Celtics are no exception per Sports Illustrated‘s Chris Mannix.

“From what I understand, they’re not going to take their foot off the gas when it comes to pursuing Anthony Davis,” Mannix said on his Crossover NBA Show podcast (h/t Michael Deprisco of NBC Sports Boston).

HoopsHype has compiled a seemingly endless list of rumors and speculation regarding Davis and the Celtics for months. There’s too much smoke to believe anything other than the C’s strongly coveting the six-time All-Star, who averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks last season.

A few potential roadblocks exist, however.

First, Davis is a free agent after the 2019-20 season. The Celtic

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