Los Angeles is currently unwilling to part with Kyle Kuzma despite New Orleans' wishes that the forward be added to any trade package, sources told The Los Angeles Times' Tania Ganguli and Brad Turner.
News of the Celtics' pursuit of Davis comes shortly after his agent, Rich Paul, said that the All-Star should be viewed as a rental option for Boston and not a long-term solution.
"They can trade for him, but it'll be for one year," Rich Paul told Sports Illustrated's S.L. Price. "I mean if the Celtics traded for Anthony Davis, we would go there and we would abide by our contractual (obligations) and we would go into free agency in 2020."
The Celtics were previously rumored to have interest in adding Davis alongside point guard Kyrie Irving. However, reports suggest it's increasingly unlikely Irving remains in Boston, as he's interested in signing with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Lakers, meanwhile, re-enter Davis discussions after failing to add the superstar to play beside LeBron James ahead of February's trade deadline. They reportedly offered the team's entire young core.
Davis reportedly listed the Lakers and New York Knicks as his preferred long-term destinations.