Lakers Submit FINAL Trade Offer For Anthony Davis

Lakers Submit FINAL Trade Offer For Anthony Davis

Lakers Submit FINAL Trade Offer For Anthony Davis

It also came out on Monday that Davis would be open to being traded to the Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks, although none of those teams now have the assets to trump an offer from the Lakers. The most recent included six current Lakers players, two first-round draft picks, and cap relief.

According to Broderick Turner of the LA Times, the Lakers have pulled out any more conversations with the Pelicans regarding a trade move for Anthony Davis. However, the front office could also choose to shut Davis down for the remainder of this season and avoid risking an injury that could damage his trade value.

The announcement triggered a series of speculation linking Davis to a number of National Basketball Association teams, with Boston Celtics and LA Lakers among the favourites for the signature.

So far this season, Davis has been one of the best players in the league, averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while being named an All-Star for the sixth time in his career.

"I've had teammates every year be a part of trade deadline discussions and things of that nature and we've always figured out to just shield that away and play the game".

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It was reported earlier that Pelicans counter-offered Lakers for their "lowball" approach for Davis, after which the Lakers increased their offer. They also appear hopeful that the Celtics would include Tatum in a deal for Davis, which could be true, but may not result.

Let's say this trade goes through. Even though the picks won't be high, they're still what the Pelicans asked of potential bidders.

Too bad. Unlike ripping off a band-aid, this decision will shape the future of the New Orleans Pelicans franchise for the next decade. Does Davis think the Pelicans should accept L.A.'s proposal? "But the more they wanted, the more it became outrageous and unrealistic". The Lakers are in one of the better positions to make the deal. Davis requested a trade last week and is not eligible for free agency until July of 2020. Several rival GMs believe that New Orleans could use the Lakers' final offer at the deadline as the baseline for offers in the offseason.

Davis informed the Pelicans that he wouldn't sign a five-year, $239 million supermax contract this summer.

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