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ESPN Insider Has New Update On Anthony Davis' Future In New Orleans

anthony davis looks onto the court before a game against boston

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 10, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

This year's free agency class features a handful of star players, but one of the biggest stories of the offseason will most likely revolve around Anthony Davis. Prior to the trade deadline, the All-Star forward expressed his desire to leave the New Orleans Pelicans.

Davis is undoubtedly one of the premier players in the NBA. Regardless of all the drama away from the hardwood, the former top pick averaged 25.9 points and 12.0 rebounds per game this past season.

NBA insiders believe the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics will express interest in acquiring Davis via trade this summer. However, the Pelicans aren't ready to ship out the face of their franchise.

Earlier this month, New Orleans was awarded the No. 1 overall pick for this year's NBA Draft. As you'd expect, every mock draft has Zion Williamson heading down to the Crescent City.

With Williamson expected to join the Pelicans and David Griffin running the front office, the Pelicans are hoping they could convince Davis to stay in New Orleans.

According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans met with Davis this morning and expect to continue their talks moving forward.

Considering that Davis only has one year remaining on his current deal, the clock is ticking for New Orleans to either reach an extension or trade him for the best possible package.

After hearing countless reports about Davis wanting to play for a bigger market, it'd be surprising to see him have a change of heart.

Nonetheless, the Pelicans will try to sell Davis on playing alongside Williamson for years to come.