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New Orleans is officially listening to trade offers for Anthony Davis

(Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans are ready to talk business when it comes to superstar forward Anthony Davis.

After sitting down with the 6-foot-11 big man last week in hopes of convincing him to withdraw his trade request and potentially re-sign with the franchise, Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that New Orleans has begun listening to trade offers for Davis.

“While the sit-down on Wednesday was said to have been respectful and productive, Davis’ stance regarding his desire for a trade is highly unlikely to change, league sources have told The Athletic,” Charania said. “As teams continue placing calls into New Orleans, Griffin has begun listening to teams and their inquiries on Davis, league sources told The Athletic. Previously, the Pelicans had been trying to pitch Davis to stay — and now they are at least open to hearing people out.”

According to the report by The Athletic, there are four teams that league executives view as the strongest contenders to land Davis in a trade: The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets.

Two of those teams – the Lakers and Knicks – were on Davis’ reported list of preferred destinations back in February, also joining the Los Angeles Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Davis, who demanded a trade back in January, has said that he wants to play for a team capable of contending for championships on a regular basis. While the Pelicans have made an effort to show the former Wildcat they can be one of those contending franchises moving forward, especially with the potential addition of Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA Draft, Davis appears ready to move on.

And with that, let the bidding wars for the six-time NBA All-Star begin.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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11 Comments for New Orleans is officially listening to trade offers for Anthony Davis

  1. JerryCat
    5:41 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

    Yes. As reported 17,000 times within the last year

    • Jack Pilgrim
      6:44 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      News that broke today was reported 17,000 times over the last year? Interesting.

    • J. Did
      6:53 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      Jack Pilgrim is reporting NEWS.

      It has been reported that AD was disgruntled and seeking an out.

      Jack Pilgrim reported that news fact – not repeated calls by AD to leave NOLA.

      The NOLA ORG has opened their ears and eyes and wallet.

  2. UKinMKY
    6:54 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

    Jack, curious what your thoughts on who is in best position to make that trade are. My gut says New York with something like Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina and this year’s pick.

  3. DelrayCat
    7:42 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

    I’m predicting the price will be too steep for any team to accept and his agent will recommend basically sitting out the entire year to become an unrestricted free agent next year.
    Then with that scenario beginning to play out, the Pelicans end up caving sometime after the season begins and take far less. Essentially, I see the Pelicans overplaying their hand and losing all their leverage… also allowing Davis to explicitly pick the team he wants to go to.

    • DelrayCat
      7:44 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      It will be Lakers or Knicks. But remember Durant and Kawhi are both probably looking to move.. I see Davis teamed with one of those three.

  4. SanDiegoDave
    8:10 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

    I have no idea why AD would want to join the circus of the Lakers. Upper management has run one of the best clubs in the association into the sewer and LeBron James cares about one thing: LeBron James. Plus, LA is a sh*t hole.

    • Luether
      8:20 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink


    • Cletis75
      11:12 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      It’s the biggest market along with New York. Only problem with New York is they haven’t been competitive for 20 years. As bad as The Lakers are being ran, the Knicks may be worse.

    • UKinMKY
      11:42 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      Cletis, you’re right, but management will be hard pressed to screw up an AD-KD front court if they can get them. Plus, Dolan seems like he’s backed off from trying to stick his nose into every move they make.

  5. eyebleedblue
    3:33 am June 5, 2019 Permalink

    Celtics and Knicks have the most to offer.