Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Pelicans open to multiteam Davis deal

Pelicans open to multiteam Davis deal

Woj also reported that in addition to the Lakers, the Clippers, Knicks and Nets have also inquired about a Davis deal.

The Pelicans tried to change Anthony Davis' mind, but that failed. This report nearly certainly means potential suitors will have to include other teams in order to meet these considerable and appropriate demands in a Davis deal. The Pelicans are starting to take calls from teams regarding a Davis trade.

Per a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday, Griffin has started the process of giving potential trade partners the "framework of the package" that he'd like in a trade for Davis, including "multi-team scenarios that would expand the Pelicans' pool of assets in a deal". This doesn't come as too big of a surprise, but after New Orleans won the National Basketball Association draft lottery, some speculated that Davis could have changed his mind, and want to remain in New Orleans.

Although they may have to get creative and work in a third team to acquire them all, Griffin would like to land one All-Star player, another young player with potential to be an All-Star and then a pair of first-round picks.

The Lakers were involved in Davis trade talks over the winter. Those wants are on a sliding scale.

That is unlikely to come before the draft on June 20, when Griffin would like picks in hand in order to select the players he prefers.

Sources suggest to Wojnarowski that their demands for draft picks will hinge on the caliber of players they receive and vice versa.

Trade scenarios arise for Anthony Davis on the daily, but now they've just entered a more serious stage with this most recent news.

In whatever deal the Pelicans make, Griffin wants the assets to continue building a Western Conference playoff team around guard Jrue Holiday and the projected No. 1 overall pick, forward Zion Williamson, sources said.

Last season, New Orleans reportedly turned down a blockbuster deal with the Lakers that included Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, as well as several draft picks.

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