Can Celtics’ draft picks top the Lakers in Anthony Davis trades?

From that standpoint, Boston’s own young talent might be the key in potential Davis trade negotiations rather than the Celtics’ draft picks. Jaylen Brown is the kind of young player with playoff experience the Pelicans might target, while Boston agreeing to deal Jayson Tatum would presumably trump any other offer that could be made for Davis. So although the Celtics’ draft picks can be useful sweeteners, they might not prove to be the core of a Davis deal.