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Report: 2 NBA Teams Already Preparing Trade Offers For Anthony Davis

A closeup of Anthony Davis in his New Orleans Pelicans uniform.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 28: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Smoothie King Center on October 28, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

This morning, the NBA got its week off to a flying start with the report from ESPN that New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis had informed the franchise that he will not sign a supermax extension with them this summer. Davis has asked that the Pelicans trade him.

Of course, there are multiple teams interested in acquiring the 25-year-old star. According to Yahoo's Chris Haynes, two teams are already in the process of getting offers ready.

Haynes reports that the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are those two teams. The Lakers have been linked to Davis for some time, as the pressure is on to reshape the roster into a contender with LeBron James now in the fold, even if that means giving up some young players in the process.

As for the Knicks, they seem to be mentioned frequently in the conversation for acquiring star players, but ultimately those whispers go nowhere. However, Haynes detailed how a New York-New Orleans deal could work.

The Knicks have valuable trade chips in Kristaps Porzingis, rookie Kevin Knox and potentially the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.

With Boston, which has the best trade assets, unable to trade for Davis until the summer because Irving and Davis each have designated player rookie extensions, the Knicks may be the premier Eastern Conference threat to pull off the blockbuster.

If the Knicks are successful, it could boost their attempts to lure Kevin Durant over the summer, and they’d still be in position to snag Irving or Charlotte’s Kemba Walker.

Davis currently has the remainder of this year and the 2019-20 season left on his five-year deal with the Pelicans. He is eligible for free agency in the summer of 2020.

Any team looking to acquire him runs the risk of Davis only being a one-plus year rental, so in order to pull the trigger on a trade, they must feel like they can convince "The Brow" to stick around in their city long-term.