Anthony Davis wants to land with Lakers or Knicks

Anthony Davis wants to land with Lakers or Knicks

It'd be a risky gamble if the worst-case scenario includes Davis on the roster basically by himself and with his own free agency on tap in 2020. "For example, the better the player, the softer the requests on the draft picks - and vice versa".

The New Orleans Pelicans are monitoring the trade market for Anthony Davis. Along with their pursuit of Davis, they'll be vying for the signature of Kyrie Irving, who could be on the move after two seasons with the team. To that end, Griffin has been working to find multiteam trade scenarios that could redirect assets for players or picks more preferable to the Pelicans, sources said.

Each team that's actively pursuing a deal for Davis would have a hard time meeting New Orleans' requirements without getting another team involved in a trade.

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, David Griffin of the New Orleans Pelicans has begun letting other teams know what he seeks in a potential Anthony Davis deal.

While Griffin has offered no firm timetable on a trade taking place, he has indicated he prefers the acquisition of 2019 draft picks to take place before the June 20 event in Brooklyn, Wojnarowski reports. 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. New York's chances lie with how much the Pelicans value RJ Barrett, who is the expected third pick in the draft.

Back in February, Davis submitted a list of the teams that he's willing to be traded to, and it consisted the Knicks, Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks. Griffin, Davis and Davis' agent, Rich Paul, met in Los Angeles on May 29 and Davis' trade stance has remained unchanged. He will be a free agent in.

The Boston Celtics have to tread lightly in discussions because of the possibility of losing Kyrie Irving in free agency.

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to look like the team with the Godfather offer for the Pelicans.

The Pelicans hired Griffin in April, and he immediately embarked on a campaign to convince Davis to reconsider his desire to leave the franchise. The Pelicans are eligible to sign him to a five-year, $235 million supermax contract beginning next month.

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