Celtics’ Jayson Tatum on possibility of Pelicans trade: ‘I’d trade me too for Anthony Davis’

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum understands just how good Anthony Davis is.

It’s no secret the Celtics are one of the numerous teams interested in acquiring Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis. Tatum himself admitted trading him for Davis would be a smart move.

“Yeah, I’d trade me too for Anthony Davis,” Tatum told Celtics radio color commentator Cedric Maxwell and podcast host Adam Kaufman during a CLNS Celtics Beat podcast, via NBCSportsBoston.

Maxwell said before he would Tatum for Davis in a heartbeat. Tatum’s father took exception to that assessment, but didn’t exactly disagree with him.

According to Maxwell, Tatum’s father said he would also make the deal, if Jayson wasn’t his son.

The Celtics have a lot of talented players like Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown, but 20-year-old Tatum seems to be the most enticing bargaining chip at the moment.

Boston has struggled to create a proper hierarchy with its personnel at times, but is currently riding a three-game winning streak and sit fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics will play the Pacers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET in TD Garden.
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