Anthony Davis has been an extremely loyal person to New Orleans and it's franchise, but all that may change if the Pelicans don't perform this upcoming season.
The Brow is under contract until at least 2021, but that doesn't mean a team couldn't trade for the power forward if things get uneasy in the Big Easy. With the DeMarcus Cousins-Anthony Davis experiment only guaranteed to last one more season (Cousins is an unrestricted free agent next year), $126 million locked up in an injury-prone Jrue Holiday, and the other portion of the cap space invested in players such as Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, and Solomon Hill, next year may be a tumultuous time for the Pels.
And according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports, the Boston Celtics are keeping a very close eye on Davis' situation:
"In addition, rival executives expect Boston to be keeping close tabs on New Orleans, which is entering a critical season. The Pelicans are committed to seeing if an Anthony Davis-DeMarcus Cousins frontcourt can work, but if the season goes awry, it’s widely believed the Celtics will make a strong run at Davis, who is under contract through 2020."
With all the assets Boston have, they could make a run at pretty much every single star in the league, but the addition of The Brow to Beantown could possibly push them to be on par with the Warriors.
Davis averaged 28.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while shooting 50.5 percent from the field last season, ranking fourth in Player Efficiency Rating. Adding that to a team consisting of the-explosive-but-ineffective Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, who has the ability to stretch the floor for Davis when he's on the block, and the newly-signed Gordon Hayward, the Celtics would definitely be in the conversation to compete for a record 18th NBA championship.