The wounds of what went down with the Los Angeles Lakers’ much-publicized attempt at prying Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans at the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline.
So fresh, in fact, that even though the Pelicans are now being run by David Griffin — who professes to have an excellent relationship with Davis’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports — the Pelicans have no intentions, nor desires to grant Davis his wish and make a deal to send him to Hollywood to join Paul’s No. 1 client and childhood friend, LeBron James.
So says Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
Brian Windhorst explains how the Knicks have the best offer for Anthony Davis and how the Pelicans aren't interested in making a deal with the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/GiHZuTxLYW
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) May 15, 2019
Windhorst suggests the New York Knicks, armed with the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft and the Dallas Mavericks’ unprotected first-round draft picks in 2021 and 2023 that came in the Kristaps Porzingis deal are in better position to get a swap done for Davis with New Orleans should the Pelicans opt to draft Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick and want to build around a young core of players.