Pelicans Sat Anthony Davis Despite Him Being Healthy to Return From Injury

Pelicans Sat Anthony Davis Despite Him Being Healthy to Return From Injury

Anthony Davis' representatives have informed the New Orleans Pelicans that the star big man would sign a long-term contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks or Los Angeles Clippers if traded, according to The Athletic.

It doesn't help the Lakers' cause that the Pelicans are in no hurry to ship Davis out of town, as ESPN's Adrian Wojarnowski reported on Monday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the most active teams at trying to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. However, the Lakers would not send the "six to eight" draft picks that the Pelicans wanted, which is why they have chose to pull out of discussions.

The Lakers are still the favorites to land Davis via a trade.

Davis, a 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline approaches.

That's a fact. You're going to have to give up a fortune to get Davis, and that's not worth doing unless you get him for the next several years. "Danny Ainge has, in other words, let it be known the Celts are ready to take their chances with keeping Davis beyond the summer of 2020 when he can become a free agent". Gentry was then asked whether he is authorized to make the decision as to when Davis will play.

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In the midst of speculations over Lakers' move for Davis, LeBron James also made a statement. Those two teams have yet to make offers for Davis and likely don't have the assets to make a deal happen, league sources said.

The report comes in response to another report from Woj indicating the Lakers and Pelicans have made contact regarding Davis, for a second time.

It appears the New Orleans Pelicans are now winning this trade tug-of-war, and that is good news for Danny Ainge and the Celtics.

Plus, the Boston Celtics can't formally make an offer until July 1.

That pretty much guarantees the Pelicans can only send him to one of those four.

The Pelicans declined that offer, as they were looking for even more in a deal. Considering the Pelicans have already turned down an offer including five former first-round picks, as well as two future first-round picks, it'd be hard to imagine them accepting any offer from the Clippers.

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