The New Orleans Pelicans are finally listening to offers for star big man Anthony Davis, months after he asked to be traded by the team.
New Orleans “listened” to offers in February, but decided not the pull the trigger on trading the six-time All-Star. However, after Davis affirmed his desire to be shipped out of New Orleans, the Pelicans brass had no choice but the listen.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are the front runners for Davis at this point, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The two “engaged” in talks with New Orleans about a potential deal for Davis on Wednesday.
Two other teams, however, are also on the hunt for Davis. According to Woj, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers attempted to speak with New Orleans about Davis.
The Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers are two teams with interest in Davis who haven’t been able to gather traction in conversations with New Orleans, league sources said.
The Lakers appear to be the favorite to land Davis. A potential offer from Los Angeles includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and the No. 4 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
Will that be enough to pry Davis away from the Pelicans?