It appears that Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will go their separate ways, but the franchise won't let pressure from other teams affect their current plan.
Although Davis wants to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, his wish isn't exactly the Pelicans' command.
ESPN insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe provided an update on the latest trade talks for New Orleans, and it is becoming apparent that the odds of Davis heading to Los Angeles are worse than anticipated.
"As of now, the Pelicans see no reason to deliver Davis to the Lakers in a deal with a full season left on his contract -- never mind do it on a timeline that benefits mostly the objectives of Los Angeles and Davis," Wojnarowski said in his recent article.
Another interesting revelation is that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps hasn't returned any calls from Lakers GM Rob Pelinka.
With Davis recently removed from the team's introduction video at home games, it appears the relationship between both sides is only getting worse.
Wojnarowksi posted the full story on Twitter, which includes the looming battle between Los Angeles and Boston.
Davis is undoubtedly one of the few elite players in the NBA. He is virtually an automatic double-double and can takeover any given game.
While a hypothetical duo of LeBron James and Davis would cause opposing teams to shudder with fear, it seems like New Orleans will take its time before shipping out the face of the franchise.