The Celtics would be a perfect landing spot for Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, who has revealed he’d like to be traded to a contender.
Anthony Davis Tells the Pelicans He Wants to be Traded to a Contender https://t.co/yVLYKgI6GZ
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) January 28, 2019
But president of basketball operations Danny Ainge won’t be able to make a deal for the big man before the trade deadline.
Well he can, but he would have to include point guard Kyrie Irving in the package.
The Rose Rule.
Both Davis and Irving signed their contract extensions under the “Rose Rule,” named after point guard Derrick Rose because he was the first player to sign such an extension. The “Rose Rule” allows certain players coming off their rookie-scale contracts to earn 30 percent of the salary cap as opposed to 25 percent. To be eligible, a player must have achieved one of three accolades during the first four seasons of his career: MVP award, Defensive Player of the Year award, or two All-NBA selections. (When Davis and Irving inked their extensions in
Looks like the Lakers are the front runners.
Anthony Davis requesting a trade, as @wojespn has reported, gives teams other than Boston a chance to get involved before the trade deadline while Boston can’t because it already traded for Kyrie Irving while on a Rose rule deal. Celtics arguably can offer the best deal for him.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 28, 2019
LeBron James’ management team Klutch Sports has Anthony Davis as one of their clients.
This could get interesting.