David Griffin, New Orleans’ executive vice president of basketball operations, has started to provide potential suitors with the framework of the package he is seeking in a trade for All-NBA forward Anthony Davis, including multiteam scenarios that would expand the Pelicans’ pool of assets in a deal, league sources told ESPN.
It looks like the Pelicans better be willing to figure things out with the short list AD already has.
Looks like there are only two teams he’s focusing on.
Via the Athletic:
Davis is “focused” on getting himself on either the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers. The report also states that the Celtics are still willing to be aggressive despite the possibility Davis leaves. “Several teams — including the Celtics — are aggressive about pursuing Davis understanding they would potentially lose him after one season, when he is set to become a free agent. The Celtics want to pursue Davis and believe in their roster with or without Kyrie Irving, league sources said.”
The Lakers are going to have to pull out all the stops if they’re going to acquire AD.
The Knicks and Lakers hold the Nos. 3 and 4 picks in this month’s draft, respectively, and those are prime trade assets for the Pelicans to consider.
Should be a fun Summer.