Anthony Davis Won't Play For Pelicans Until After The Trade Deadline

Anthony Davis Won't Play For Pelicans Until After The Trade Deadline

Anthony Davis Won't Play For Pelicans Until After The Trade Deadline

That leaves the Lakers, who according to ESPN had multiple conversations Monday with the Pelicans regarding Davis and have offered multiple young players and draft picks plus money as salary cap relief for the Pelicans. The trade is expected to be completed Wednesday. The 25-year-old Chicago native is shooting 50.8 percent from the field, 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Davis has missed eight games since going down with a finger injury and the Pelicans have gone 2-6 in that time.

The loss came days after it was reported that the Lakers offered their entire young core - Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and picks - in a proposal to the Pelicans, only to have New Orleans ask for even more.

That's a great decision from the people in Los Angeles.

This is an underrated move that improves the Lakers exponentially but the squad still needs to make an additional trade or two to be considered contenders. And furthermore, Davis doesn't want to play in Boston, sources said. They had cap relief with Hill being in the deal.

Davis' agent Rich Paul told ESPN last week he would not sign an extension with the Pelicans when his contract runs out in 2020 and he would prefer to be traded. "AD is not changing his mind".

Indiana Pacers fans cheerfully serenaded Los Angeles Lakers players with "LeBron's gonna trade you" chants during a 42-point win in Indianapolis.

"I kind of tend not to play much fantasy basketball, that's how I've always been", James said, via the Los Angeles Times.

Davis is not expected to play with the trade deadline looming.

"We all know this is a business - it is a business - you go out and you prepare as a professional", James said. "That's what you're supposed to do". That's all I've ever done.

A trade that effects the end-of-bench players, guys like Brad Wanamaker, Guerschon Yabusele or Semi Ojeleye, won't make or break the Celtics in terms of team success.

The point total was the Pacers' biggest of the season and 27 points higher than in any of the previous six games since star Victor Oladipo was lost for the season with a torn quad.

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