The Lakers have pulled out of conversations aimed at trying to acquire New Orleans all-star Anthony Davis because of the Pelicans' "outrageous" trade requests, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Hopefully you can see one of these deals coming to fruition.
That offer is reported to have included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as well as two first round draft picks.
The Pelicans' front-office reportedly wants to hang on to Anthony Davis past Thursday's trade deadline.
The Anthony Davis trade saga has been one of the most compelling storylines the National Basketball Association has seen in some time.
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is apparently only willing to sign a longterm deal with four teams.
"I haven't been through anything like this", Gentry said of Davis' trade demand.
The Pelicans, as has been said many times throughout the Davis ordeal, have plenty of reason to believe the Lakers offer will be there in the summer.
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The NBA trade deadline is on Thursday.
Solomon Hill, whose final year at $12.7 million will give Pelicans salary relief. Things have hit a breaking point, for now, as the Lakers have reportedly pulled out of the Davis trade sweepstakes, for now.
If Davis isn't dealt before the February 7 deadline, the Pelicans could allow him to return and finish the season with the team.
If this is strictly about their myriad of draft picks, then sure the Pelicans are making the right decision in hoping the Celtics come in with a grand offer in the off-season, but they shouldn't be betting on landing Jayson Tatum. Because Irving and Davis signed similarly large rookie extensions based on their accomplishments under their first contracts, a team is not allowed to trade for a "Rose Rule" player when they already have one on their roster that was acquired via trade.
Portland is expected to make Harkless available, according to sources, as well as the team's first-round pick.
So if the Lakers are not willing to add anything else, what is their final offer?
The Bucks and Clippers, per multiple reports, have yet to make an offer for Davis while the Knicks have not re-engaged the Pelicans in discussions.