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What The Pelicans Are Reportedly Asking The Lakers For Anthony Davis

lebron james looks at anthony davis during a lakers game

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Anthony Davis has requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers are the favorite to land the All-NBA forward.

Davis' agent, Rich Paul, informed ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski this morning that his client had requested a trade.

"Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship," Paul told ESPN. "Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now. That's in the best interests of both Anthony's and the organization's future."

The Lakers have been linked to Davis for a while, especially since LeBron James arrived in Southern California.

Los Angeles has several young players that could be of interest for New Orleans, but what will it take for a trade to happen?

Here's where the conversations have to "start," according to a Lakers' insider.

"Hearing from sources if Lakers want Anthony Davis, who has requested a trade, LA has to start the deal with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, No. 1 pick," Brad Turner reports.

The Celtics have been mentioned a lot for Davis, too, though they're unable to trade for him this season unless Kyrie Irving is involved due to a contract rule. Both Irving and Davis are on the same rookie exception contracts and teams are only allowed to have one of those players on the roster.

Stay tuned.