The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are preparing to submit offers for New Orleans Pelicans superstar striker Anthony Davis, sources from the league told Yahoo Sports.
Plans, sources said.
Philadelphia, which could put together a fairly competitive bid for Davis, currently has no plans to pursue a deal, sources said. Rich Paul of Klutch Sports represents Davis and Ben Simmons, and a deal focused on sharing his customers is highly unlikely.
The 6-foot-10 All-Star wants to play in a big market that has set itself the goal.
Davis told the Pelicans on Sunday that he would not sign the five-year, $ 240 million Supermax expansion during the summer and that he would rather be traded, Paul told Yahoo Sports.
Davis informed team members of his intentions before addressing them According to the sources, the front office and none of his teammates were surprised.
Davis, who is marginalized with a broken left index finger, is expected to return on Saturday after returning to the lineup, sources said.
New Orleans will not pressured sources for trading on February 7, but keeping an angry star against its will could prove detrimental in the locker room.
In the beginning, sources say, 25-year-old Davis wants to trade in the summer
But at 22-28, the Pelicans have the third worst Western Conference record and signs of improvement are bleak. Davis has repeatedly stated that he wants to be in a win situation that gives him the chance to fight for championships.
In terms of team preferences, Boston is not a top target for Davis, the sources said. There is a growing belief in the uncertainty that Kyrie Irving will sign again with Boston, sources said, even though he swore it at the start of the season.
The Knicks have valuable trading chips in Kristaps Porzingis, rookie Kevin Knox, and possibly the No. 1 overall takeaway in 2019.
Since Boston, which owns the best trading assets, is unable to reach Davis by summer As Irving and Davis each set up player rookie extensions, the Knicks could be the first Eastern Conference threat to the blockbuster.
If the Knicks succeed, this could increase their attempts to lure Kevin Durant over the summer and still be able to catch Irving or Charlotte's Kemba Walker.
Within a Madison Square Garden could be a championship candidate after five months.
The Lakers package would almost have included Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma along with other salary and filler fillers.  019] The time has come for the Lakers to beat. It is becoming increasingly clear that acquiring a first-rate free agent in the summer could be too complicated.
There is pressure to surround LeBron James with elite talents sooner rather than later. James and Davis share the same agent, making the Lakers the most comfortable and logical option.
Those in NBA circles knew that day would come. Now we can see what it takes for teams to acquire Davis.
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