Celtics

Celtics

The Los Angeles Lakers' best time to trade for Anthony Davis is now. And with the NBA trade deadline looming Thursday, they're starting to get down to business.

The Lakers have had "multiple conversations" with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday about a trade for Davis and have offered them a revamped trade package for the All-Star big man, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.

Wojnarowski didn't reveal the specifics of the Lakers' offer, but it still seems like a step up from L.A.'s initial pitch of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and a first-round draft pick.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, both of these offers arguably are inferior to what the Boston Celtics can promise the Pelicans if general manager Dell Demps decides to wait until this summer to deal Davis. Boston has four first-round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft and a number of talented young players like Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum.

The Celtics can't trade for Davis before the Feb. 7 deadline, however, so this is the best opportunity for Davis' agent, Rich Paul, to team the 25-year-old with his most high-profile client, LeBron James, in L.A.

 

C's fans will be hoping Demps and Co. don't take the bait.

UPDATE (4 p.m. ET): The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner has the specifics on the Lakers' trade proposal. It's hefty.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.