Pelicans stopped healthy Davis from returning vs. Pacers

Moore’s NBA Trade Deadline Primer: What I’m Hearing on Anthony Davis, Grizzlies, More

It's believed Magic Johnson and the Lakers offered a laughably bad package of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and a first-round pick in their first trade conversation with the Pelicans. I guess we'll just have to see what, if anything, Davis, Rich Paul and Klutch Sports have left up their sleeve.

Whether Davis will play another game for the Pelicans is a question that Gentry couldn't answer. The Lakers are in one of the better positions to make the deal. New Orleans is determined that any deal for Davis will include a young player returning to them who has the potential to become an All-NBA performer - a first-, second- or third-team player, sources said.

New Orleans learned Monday of Davis' extended list of teams that he'd be willing to stay with long-term upon a trade.

The trade deadline is 3 p.m. EST on Thursday. Considering the Pelicans have already turned down an offer including five former first-round picks, as well as two future first-round picks, it'd be hard to imagine them accepting any offer from the Clippers.

This gives another big market team like the Lakers a chance of strong-arming the Pelicans into a bad trade that only benefits one team.

So far this season, Davis has been one of the best players in the league, averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while being named an All-Star for the sixth time in his career.

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Before the season, Doc Rivers and Lawrence Frank claimed they wanted the Clippers to become a destination franchise. The Pelicans want to be compensated - perhaps even overcompensated - for bypassing the chance to open up the process in the offseason and delivering Davis to the Lakers now. In the latest offer, Ball was included along with almost half of the Lakers' roster and draft picks.

Today has been a whirlwind of a day, but the New Orleans Pelicans have taken another step forward in the Anthony Davis one-team bidding war, without the Miami Heat being included (obviously).

"But that's not going to happen", the Times source said.

The importance of Davis, and moving him, is why New Orleans needs to wait.

In Morris' case, he would have to agree to sign with the Pelicans, a rebuilding team without Davis. Davis requested a trade last week and is not eligible for free agency until July of 2020.

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