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SportAnthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans prefer to send star to Celtics over Lakers

17:20  15 june  2019
17:20  15 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Anthony Davis rumors: Pelicans now listening to trade proposals

Anthony Davis rumors: Pelicans now listening to trade proposals The Pelicans may not be trying quite as hard to keep Anthony Davis now.

NBA rumors : Celtics stealing Pelicans ’ Anthony Davis from Knicks, Lakers ? The Celtics will reportedly still go after Anthony Davis even if But I think all of this is a maneuver to draw as much as he possibly can out of the Celtics . They’ve preferred to deal with the Celtics since Dell Demps was

The Lakers have been waiting for Anthony Davis , and their window to land him is finally here. With a star of this caliber on the board, Los Angeles should be Even before the Pelicans ’ season had met this particular end, the vultures were already circling overhead, their juiciest trade offers clutched in

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As trade talks heat up around Pelicans star Anthony Davis, New Orleans has a preferred destination for making a deal work.

The Lakers and Celtics have emerged as front-runners to land Davis, but New Orleans would rather send Davis to the Celtics, ESPN's Brian Windhorst explained earlier this week on "The Jump."

Windhorst's comments came after it was reported the Lakers have "made progress towards completing a multiteam deal" for Davis and Los Angeles has discussed using its No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft as an asset.

Per NJ.com:

“I think it’s a good sign that David Griffin is shopping the No. 4 pick. That at least means he’s open to a deal with the Lakers," Windhorst said. "But I think all of this is a maneuver to draw as much as he possibly can out of the Celtics. They’ve preferred to deal with the Celtics since Dell Demps was the general manager. The Lakers’ offers haven’t changed that much. They have a higher pick, but they don’t really have different players to offer. If he really wanted to make the Lakers deal, and he really wanted the draft pick, he would’ve already made the Lakers deal.”

Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans open to multi-team deal

Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans open to multi-team deal The Lakers, Clippers, Knicks and Nets reportedly are among the teams that have reached out regarding Davis. Rich Paul, Davis' agent, told ESPN during the regular season that his client would not re-sign with the Pelicans when his contract ran out with the team after the 2020 season and he would prefer to be traded. It was rumored that Davis wanted to be dealt to the Lakers, but the Celtics, Bucks and several other teams have shown interest, as well. After the season ended, however, Pelicans owner Gayle Benson said the team would trade Davis to the Lakers "over my dead body.

MANNIX: Anthony Davis 's Trade Request Will Define Pelicans ' Future. In concept, there is something to be said for moving quickly on a Davis Whether the Pelicans intend to deal with Boston or not, the threat of waiting and bringing the Celtics to the table is a valuable negotiation tactic to accelerate

Anthony Davis has told the Pelicans that he won't sign an extension this summer and would prefer to be traded . Rumors continue to swirl regarding 7 trade deadline and into the offseason when Irving become a free agent and Boston can bring Davis in by trade . Haynes also reports the Lakers and

However, the Boston Globe reported the Celtics are hesitant to extend an offer with their best assets because of uncertainty surrounding Davis’s long-term future in Boston. It has been speculated that if Davis goes to Boston, he would play out the final season of his contract and then become a free agent.

The six-time All-Star told the Pelicans in late January that he didn't plan to re-sign with the franchise when he could opt out of his contract after 2019-20, and he asked New Orleans to move him. The Pelicans were in negotiations with several teams (including the Celtics and the Lakers) before February's trade deadline but failed to make a deal.

Davis, who averaged 25.9 points and 12 rebounds in 56 games during the regular season, led the Pelicans to a 33-49 record. New Orleans missed the playoffs for the third time in four seasons.

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans engaged with 'several teams' about Anthony Davis deal

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans engaged with 'several teams' about Anthony Davis deal The Lakers, who have been interested in acquiring Davis since he asked for a trade in January, "remain aggressive," according to ESPN.

Trading AD to the Celtics or Knicks could result in a better return, but there are a lot of risks along the way. Here’s why taking the Lakers offer is the That leaves us with the Lakers , and why Pelicans GM Dell Demps started negotiating with the enemy against his reported desires. A long road lies ahead if

Report: Lakers , Celtics Begin Anthony Davis Trade Talks With Pelicans . Davis listed his preferred destinations for a trade on June 5 and is reportedly seeking a deal to the Lakers The Lakers targeted Davis at the trade deadline in February, but discussions ended after the two sides

The Pelicans could look to move Davis before the 2019 NBA Draft, which is set for Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis by giving him No. 23, report says.
Davis has worn No. 23 during his entire seven-year career, while James has worn it with the Cavaliers and his first season with the Lakers.

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