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Pelicans left with the impression that Celtics’ Jayson Tatum will be on the table in Anthony Davis trade talks

Anthony Davis, Danny Ainge, Jayson Tatum

The New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics briefly discussed the framework of an Anthony Davis trade and the Pelicans were left with the impression that Boston small forward Jayson Tatum will be available in the summer, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

The Celtics couldn’t trade for Davis this season while Kyrie Irving was on the roster because of the “Rose Rule.” New Orleans wanted to get an idea of what type of package Boston was willing to offer for Davis and the Pelicans are adamant that Tatum be included in it.

After the game, one of the central figures of the Davis chatter — forward Jayson Tatum — spoke about the strain of the trade deadline. Boston can’t make an offer to the Pelicans until July 1, but in preliminary discussions about a Davis trade, Tatum was New Orleans’ focus. The Celtics made no promises, according to a league source, but the impression was left with the Pelicans that Boston would fork him over in a Davis deal.

It is widely believed that the Pelicans will ask for Tatum, Jaylen Brown and multiple draft picks from the Celtics in the summer for Davis. Boston has been stockpiling on these type of assets for years so they can trade for a superstar player like Davis.