Pelicans Provide Framework For Anthony Davis Trade Package

Pelicans Provide Framework For Anthony Davis Trade Package

Pelicans Provide Framework For Anthony Davis Trade Package

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who cited unidentified league sources, Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has started to provide prospective partners with the outline of the package the team wants in a trade for the veteran.

Denver seemed like they were only interested in adding Davis during the season to try to make a deeper playoff run this year, but that's no longer a scenario that's on the table for them with the trade deadline long passed and the post-season winding down.

The Pelicans tried to change Anthony Davis' mind, but that failed. This is obviously speculation - though Ball has been connected to the Bulls for quite some time this offseason - but if the Pelicans aren't sold on Ball, or simply value the 7th pick more, the Bulls could become a third team in a Davis deal, sending the No. 7 pick to New Orleans in exchange for Ball.

The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers are among the front offices inquiring New Orleans about Davis, Wojnarowski reports.

It sure sounds like the Anthony Davis saga will finally be over soon. NY can't offer the same quality of young talent as the Lakers or Celtics, so they make up for it in draft picks, and get Davis to help lure free agents to Madison Square Garden. Griffin is seeking an All-Star, a young player with All-Star potential and two first round picks with those wishes on a sliding scale.

The Pelicans, meanwhile, take quantity over quality when it comes to draft picks and own the Knicks' immediate future.

Davis, 26, requested a trade in January - with the Lakers as a primary destination - but negotiations never gained traction. Rumor has it, Brooklyn wants to go after AD, but with the recent Allen Crabbe trade that shipped away a 2019 first round pick, they might not have the ammo to pull off a deal.

Before that, Griffin reiterated his belief that he can convince Davis to stay put. Davis has maintained that he wants out of New Orleans and wants to be traded elsewhere. He appeared in 56 games, a career-low, and saw downturns in his overall shooting (51.7 percent) and 3-point shooting (33.1 percent) from 2018-19. A multiteam trade might be the most likely scenario. Here are the Lakers' current assets ranked five through one.

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