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ESPN Reveals Where Pelicans "Prefer" To Trade Anthony Davis

A closeup of Anthony Davis with his hands on his hips.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 22: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans watches the action against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 22, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly "engaged" with two NBA teams on a trade for six-time All-Star Anthony Davis.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are reportedly on the hunt for the star big man and have both made pitches to the Pelicans.

Davis made his desire to be traded known during the regular season, but New Orleans failed to pull the trigger. After he reiterated his demands, the Pelicans had no choice but to listen to offers.

While the Lakers might have the best offer, New Orleans reportedly prefers to trade Davis to Boston.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst has the details, via Bleacher Report:

"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. 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."

Los Angeles can offer the No. 4 pick, but are reportedly unwilling to part with Kyle Kuzma - who the Pelicans allegedly want in the deal.

The Lakers are desperate to find a star to play alongside LeBron James.