The NBA universe exploded with excitement yesterday when Anthony Davis requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. Although the superstar forward won't necessarily be moved before the deadline in February, one team will be making a very strong push to acquire his services.
Davis is undeniably one of the top talents in the NBA, as the All-Star is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game.
His desire to win hasn't been fulfilled by New Orleans over the years, which is the main reason behind him wanting out.
While the Kentucky product doesn't have the leverage to choose his trade destination for the Pelicans, the expectation is that he wants to join forces with LeBron James.
Considering that Davis won't be a free agent until the summer of 2020, it would make tons of sense for the Los Angeles Lakers to get aggressive in their pursuit of him.
Well, it appears Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka are ready to apply the pressure on New Orleans in hope of agreeing to a deal within the next week.
According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers will push hard to acquire Davis before the upcoming trade deadline.
The Lakers would benefit from increasing the size of their offer before the Boston Celtics can join the bidding war.
Davis and his agent are also expected to tell teams around the NBA that his "preferred" destination is the Lakers.
Boston has the luxury of offering proven talent in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, meanwhile Los Angeles can provide young talent in Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.
With the deadline approaching rather quickly this season, all eyes will be on this potential blockbuster trade brewing in New Orleans.