The problem with the Boston Celtics: The fit
Don’t get me wrong, adding Anthony Davis to a cast that includes Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward would be extremely fun to watch and could give the Celtics a team that could defeat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
However, adding Davis to this Celtics team is like putting a square peg into a circular hole. While he would definitely make the team better, considering who the team currently has and who the front office would have to give up, it does not seem like a good fit at all.
If this deal were to happen, the Celtics would likely have to trade Al Horford, Jayson Tatum and future draft picks for Davis. The Celtics have the draft picks in their arsenal and have the young piece to center it around in Tatum.
However, knowing how the Celtics front office operates, it is hard to see them sacrificing a young star like Tatum and picks for Davis when the team is already the favorites out of the Eastern Conference. If it is not broken, don’t fix it.
Plus, you run the risk of this move clashing with Kyrie Irving’s best interests. Irving left the Cleveland Cavaliers because he just wanted to play basketball and not get caught up in what comes with playing with LeBron James.
There was also a sense of wanting to be the alpha dog and lead his own team to be successful. If Davis were to come to Boston, he would undoubtedly become the face of the team, leaving Irving again to play second fiddle.