NBA odds: This team is overwhelming favorite for Anthony Davis trade

NBA odds: This team is overwhelming favorite for Anthony Davis trade

Anthony Davis' future is one of the most-followed storylines in the NBA right now, and oddsmakers like one team's chances to trade for the New Orleans Pelicans superstar much more than any other club.

The Los Angeles Lakers have best betting odds to acquire Davis, according to the latest lines from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Check out the full list in the tweet below:

The Lakers infamously tried to trade for Davis during the regular season but couldn't work out a deal with the Pelicans. Los Angeles' team chemistry reportedly was negatively impacted by its failed pursuit of Davis, and NBA Twitter also roasted the Purple and Gold after the 16-time champions weren't able to pull off a deal before the trade deadline.

The Boston Celtics have long been rumored to have interest in Davis, but they aren't even listed on the latest odds. The Celtics' ability to acquire Davis could hinge on the decision superstar point guard Kyrie Irving makes regarding his free agency.

Irving is eligible to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. If he stays, the Celtics could go all-in and make a strong push for Davis. But if Irving departs, giving up high-quality trade assets for Davis when he can leave as a free agent in 2020 would be a gamble not worth taking.

New Orleans would be wise to move Davis before the 2019-20 season begins, but the Pelicans also must nail this trade, and if they don't receive good enough offers before the draft, taking this process into free agency wouldn't be the worst outcome for them.

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

The Maine Red Claws were in action at home at the Portland Expo Center on Saturday night hosting the Delaware Blue Coats, taking a 128-123 loss to fall to 7-4 and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Tacko Fall wasn’t in action, but Bryce Brown was simply furious, leading all scorers with 43 points 15 of 17 from the floor overall and a franchise single-game record 11 of 11 three-pointers. Tremont Waters was terrific, too, with 18 points and 11 assists.



Brown, an undrafted free agent who helped lead Auburn to its first Final Four appearance last spring, was simply unconscious for the Claws. He shot a perfect 11 of 11 from three-point range to give him an absurd effective field goal percentage of 1.2 for the game.


Waters, the Connecticut native, was crafty in his distribution, with just four turnovers to go with his 11 assists.

Yante Maten (18 points), Vincent Poirier (18) and Justin Bibbs (10) also scored in double-figures for the Red Claws.


The Red Claws return to action Friday in Des Moines, Iowa to face the Iowa Wolves, with tipoff at 8 p.m. ET.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Anytime is a good time to watch highlights of the greatness that was Larry Bird playing for the Celtics.

But on Larry Legend's 63rd birthday? It's time to break out the best of No. 33...

The fight with Dr. J in 1984:

The 60-point game against the Hawks in '85:

The steal against Isiah Thomas and the Pistons in '87:

The "you are watching was greatness is all about" duel with Dominique Wilkins in '88:


Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Tommy & Mike have the call at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.