After what seemed months or years of speculation, it seems that Anthony Davis may be on the move.
The New Orleans Pelicans star has long been at the center of NBA trade talks. Davis, a five-time 25-year-old all-star, has another year in his contract and given the range of offers he expects to receive in the free agency, common logic dictates that the team would be better at orchestrating a trade. in order to avoid the risk of leaving in free agency.
On the other hand, the pelicans have not been impressed over the years, and while injuries have plagued them during Davis' term, they still need to put a successful team around their star. And so, commercial speculation.
Davis, for his part, has mostly poured water on this notion – until now.
According to a Monday morning report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Davis and his agent informed the pelicans that generational talent not plans to re-sign with New Orleans and would like to be traded.
It remains to be seen if Davis will be negotiated before the February 7 deadline, and the list of teams with the pieces to make a move is short.
One team that will generate a lot of speculation is the Los Angeles Lakers.
Davis recently signed with Klutch Sports – the same agency as LeBron James – and reports late last week indicated that the Lakers would be willing to give up some of their best assets on young, promising talents like Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball. and Kyle Kuzma.
Davis is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game – both career levels – along with 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game. Pelicans are currently at 13th in the west on 22-28.