Celtics

NBA Twitter roasts Lakers after Anthony Davis isn't traded at deadline

NBA Twitter roasts Lakers after Anthony Davis isn't traded at deadline

The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday afternoon and Anthony Davis is not a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The New Orleans Pelicans center was not traded before 3 p.m. ET, even though the Lakers reportedly tried to acquire him over the last few weeks. The Pelicans should have more trade partners for Davis in the offseason, most notably the Boston Celtics, who covet Davis but couldn't acquire him prior to the trade deadline due to a league rule.

The Lakers' swing and miss drew plenty of reactions on social media, many of whom were quite pleased with Thursday's developments. 

Here's a roundup of some of the best Twitter reaction to Davis remaining in New Orleans.

https://twitter.com/JonesOnTheNBA/status/1093597585044983808

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.

Celtics trade targets: Who could C's pursue at 2020 NBA trade deadline?

steven_adams.jpg
USA TODAY Sports

Celtics trade targets: Who could C's pursue at 2020 NBA trade deadline?

Should the Boston Celtics make an upgrade ahead of the 2020 NBA trade deadline? Here are seven players who could be moved and may be worth a look from the C's.

NBA Rumors: 'No traction' on Andre Drummond trade as deadline nears

NBA Rumors: 'No traction' on Andre Drummond trade as deadline nears

If the Detroit Pistons really want to trade Andre Drummond, they'll need to step on the gas pedal.

Teams have "kicked the tires" on a potential Drummond trade but there has been "no traction" on any deal ahead of Feb. 6 NBA trade deadline, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reported Friday.

The Boston Celtics reportedly are among the teams interested in the 26-year-old big man, who leads the NBA in rebounds per game (15.7) and ranks eighth in blocks (1.8).

LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

Drummond would give Boston an answer to Eastern Conference giants like Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Milwaukee's Brook and Robin Lopez while bolstering a thin frontcourt currently holding its own with Enes Kanter and an overachieving Daniel Theis.

As Mannix points out, though, Drummond's $27 million cap hit could be a deal-breaker for many teams, including the Celtics. The C's would have to move Gordon Hayward or Marcus Smart and at least one other player to make salaries match, but the team seems reluctant to part with any members of their core.

If Boston still wants an upgrade, it may find better luck with Davis Bertans; Mannix reports there's a "feeling around the league" that the Washington Wizards "almost have to shop" the 27-year-old big man, who is averaging 15.3 points per game and shooting 43.4 percent from 3-point range amid a breakout season.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Suns-Celtics, which begin Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.