Superstar big man Anthony Davis isn’t exactly getting antsy in New Orleans, not with the Pelicans in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff berth even after the loss of DeMarcus Cousins.
But his patience won’t last forever, and for that he may have former Celtics champion Kevin Garnett to thank.
In 2010, after eliminating LeBron James from the playoffs in The King’s last game with the Cavaliers before bolting to the Miami Heat that summer, Garnett reflected on his own career and the 12 largely fruitless years he spent in Minnesota before coming to Boston in 2007.
“If I could go back and do my situation over, knowing what I know now with this organization, I’d have done it a little sooner,” Garnett told Associated Press. “Loyalty is something that hurts you at times because you can’t get youth back. I just told (James), ‘Keep your head up, man. I’ve been there. You have a very, very, very bright future. Continue to work and make decisions based on you and your family.'”
Why is that quote relevant today, nearly eight years later? Because Davis admitted in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he thinks about how it relates to his own situation.
“Yeah when you hear that, it makes you think,” Davis told Nichols. “I’m not going to lie, it makes you think. You wonder if you’re following in that same path. But then again, you think this year could be the year. You don’t know. You just have to take it year-by-year and see. See where the team is going. What direction they want to go to and see where they’re headed.”
The Celtics, as we all know, lust after Davis. A nucleus of Davis, Kyrie Irving, and Gordon Hayward would be a title contender. It’s unlikely that anything happens with Davis until the 2019 offseason, but for now, it’s worth noting that the All-Star center is contemplating a future outside of New Orleans.
— John Tomase (@jtomase) February 23, 2018
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Source: GreenStreet Blog