Anthony Davis tells Pelicans he won't re-sign

Elena Summers
January 29, 2019

This isn't the Timberwolves trading for Jimmy Butler or the Thunder trading for Paul George or the Raptors trading for Kawhi Leonard.

"They are going to look at it", an National Basketball Association source familiar with the Knicks' thinking said. "If they would, I believe they could put together a competitive offer that would help the Pelicans do a rebuild, and they could get their hands on Anthony Davis in the next 10 days".

The question is: Would the Knicks really consider delivering Kristaps Porzingis to the Pelicans? It's becoming more and more apparent that acquiring a top-tier free agent in the summer might be too complicated. Chris Forsberg from NBC Sports Boston joins the show to discuss the Davis situation. Some teams will look to brighten their championship odds; others will aim for the lottery. Opinions around the league are divided, there are still fans of Ball and Ingram in front offices, who seem them guys who can develop into second or, more likely, third options on a very good team. Scott is living with Robinson until the end of the season.

New Orleans receives Gary Harris and Will Barton.

With the National Basketball Association trade deadline just over a week away, AD-Day has finally arrived. But the Pelicans are under no obligation to give AD what he wants. There's always a chance that John Paxson and Gar Forman decide to roll the dice and deal for Davis without the guarantee that he re-signs.

Giving up Middleton and Bledsoe during the middle of the season isn't ideal, but when an opportunity to get a player of Davis' caliber all bets are off, while Maker, DiVincenzo, and the 1st round pick are all nice pieces, but things you can live without.

Davis has played his entire career in New Orleans since being drafted as the No1 overall pick in 2012. The Celtics have been interested in Davis for some time now, and would like to pair him with Kyrie Irving. We started the season trying to win a lot of games and try to make noise. "If not, we'll keep forging ahead".

The Lakers are considered a logical destination considering their amount of young assets and the fact that Davis is repped by Rich Paul, who is also LeBron James' agent.

From Davis' perspective, the Lakers would certainly be contenders with him and James on the same team.

But New Orleans, which controls Davis' contract through the 2019-20 season, has been steadfast for months: The Pelicans have no desire to move their best player, who is in line to sign a $240 million, five-year extension in 2020. "Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now". "Man, is he special".

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