Jayson Tatum
Jayson Tatum said he wants to play his entire career in a Boston Celtics uniform. Why is he in trade rumors again? (Shane Roper/USA TODAY Sports)

The Anthony Davis saga is stealing all of the headlines in the NBA. Trying to project potential trade packages from each team is just part of the territory. When it comes to the Celtics, the Pelicans just may demand Jayson Tatum who has been oozing with potential since he entered the NBA. If I’m Danny Ainge, Jayson Tatum is off limits. Recently, Tatum came out to the media and said something that should only strengthen that argument.

During All-Star Weekend, Tatum spoke to ESPN:

“I love being on the Celtics. I want to play there my whole career,” Tatum told ESPN during an on-camera interview at All-Star Weekend.

And that should do it. Yup, Tatum is now off limits. There are two people. One is Jayson Tatum who wants to play with the Celtics forever. The second is Anthony Davis who doesn’t even have the Celtics on his list. I’ll take the first guy. That’s all the info I need.

The funny thing is since the Davis rumors started to heat up, so have Tatum. Since January 30th, is averaging 18.3 points per game on 48.2 percent shooting while adding 7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game. He’s also a +54 in plus/minus. That ranks second on the team only behind Gordon Hayward.

First, I’m out on Davis. My trade offer would be nothing. The only thing I would offer is leaked information to the media so that another team has to up their bid. That’s it. There are guys I would be willing to sell the farm for. Anthony Davis is not one of those guys. He’s hurt all the team, he quits on his team, and he has zero brain power. OUT.