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The New Orleans Pelicans are on the clock when it comes to star big man Anthony Davis and are looking to add to the roster, according to a report from Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.
Davis is under contract for this season and next, and could opt out of his deal in the summer of 2020.
“Davis has even hinted at being unhappy with his situation, according to sources close to the process, but it’s clear that Davis expects the team to make whatever moves necessary to ensure they make the postseason,” Kyler reported.
“But his camp hasn’t expressed any desire to move. In fact, internally, they have said the same things Davis is saying publicly that he wants to win in New Orleans.”
Davis recently signed with Rich Paul and the Klutch Sports Agency, which just also happens represent LeBron James. That has led to loads of Davis-to-the-Los Angeles Lakers speculation.
For now, though, multiple reports and sources have said the Pelicans have no intention of trading Davis this season — or likely even during the upcoming summer.
Instead, as Kyler reported, they have been on the lookout for help. Other reports have supported this news, as the Pelicans supposedly have an interest in Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. and inquired about Atlanta Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore.
Davis is averaging 28.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for the Pelicans (12-13).