Pelicans in New Orleans have become the latest small-scale market that faces the pressure of the super-star who wants to continue working, while Anthony Davis has reported that the team will not sign a five-year extension of the supermax contract this summer and will instead be replaced.
Davis's request, announced by Rich Paul, led to an NBA investigation that resulted in five-time All-Star being sentenced to $ 50,000. Davis and his representatives are expected to announce teams wishing to join Los Angeles Lakers.
It remains contracted through the 2019-2020 season, which places Pelican in a position to potentially drop out of trade until the summer. Then you could include the Boston Celtics and get either Davis or at least increase the starting price.
Given that Lakers and New York Knicksi among the teams expected to boost Davis ahead of trading deadline on February 7, Pelican Dell Director of Dell Demps is hard to get in touch with Dave McMenamin, ESPN:
General Manager of New Orleans Dell Demps "does not take over his phone," a source familiar with the situation on Tuesday for ESPN said.
One of the conversations Demps allegedly had with San Antonio Spurs chief coach Gregg Popovich, who is said to have suggested that Pelicans GM refuse to give Davis a desire to trade with the Lakers.
If Lakers hired Pelicans in Davis's trade talks, it is believed that their offer should begin with Lonz Ball, Kyle Kuzm, Ivica Zubc and the first swinging picnic. Although Ball's camp wanted to see him sending him to the third team in potential trade, the Pelicans are high on a young guard.
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