Unconfirmed reports of Anthony Davis possibly headed to the Boston Celtics came up back in June, a wild insinuation that has not really prospered to this day. The scenario seems more like a fantasy league pitch, something first reported on “The Vertical”.

The case of an alleged Anthony Davis trade is nothing new. In fact, there are other players who have gone through that though they never prospered. The familiar response from players is that trades are part of the NBA business side. Such is no different from what the Pelicans star believes.

Davis only listens to the right people

The 24-year-old Davis knows that rumors are also part of the NBA. Being a big star, any team would benefit immensely with him on board.

Flattering as that may be, Davis would rather focus on where he is right now than tinker with unconfirmed reports. Unless he is informed by his agent or Pelicans general manager Dell Demps, he remains dedicated to new orleans.

The rumors tying Davis to the Boston Celtics are still up in the air. All Davis can do right now is ignore them and maintain focus. Right now, he is more concerned about how to help his team improve this 2017-18 NBA season.

Times-Picayune quoted him as saying in a recent interview that, "I understand it's a business, but if I don't hear anything from [GM] Dell [Demps] or my agent, I don't pay attention to it."

Davis and Cousins in full swing

For the coming season, Davis will try to see how his partnership with DeMarcus Cousins will work out.

“Boogie” was a late acquisition last season. With more time to work together, the big man combo should be something to watch.

The Cousins-Davis tandem is expected to pose problems for other teams this 2017-18 NBA season. There is also the entry of Rajon Rondo, a proven playmaker who is expected set things in order.

Like Cousins, Rondo has something to prove.

He has been struggling to find the right team to play for since leaving the Boston Celtics. Coach Alvin Gentry will try to manage the temperamental guard, hopefully, a good fit that will benefit the Pelicans.

For Davis, there is much to think about. Trade talk is normal but fake until there is essence tied to it. Also, he is under contract for four more seasons with a hefty contract per Spotrac.

If ever a trade would crop up, it would take plenty of assets to get it done.

Davis remains the main star for the Pelicans as Demps tries to recruit more players to help out. Cousins and Rondo are key acquisitions but more may be needed to figure prominently in the Western Conference.

For now, the Pelicans’ main goal is to improve on their win-loss record (34-48) last season. With new and proven faces in the mix, New Orleans should have better chances of at least making the NBA playoffs this 2017-18 NBA season.