The New Orleans Pelicans have begun talking to teams about trading Anthony Davis and it seems like they’re trying to get a deal done before next week’s NBA draft.
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in separate trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans in pursuit of star forward Anthony Davis, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday.
The Lakers and Celtics are negotiating competing trade packages to acquire Davis, whom David Griffin, New Orleans’ executive vice president of basketball operations, seems intent on trading prior to the NBA draft on June 20, league sources said.
The Lakers have offered Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and the #4 pick in exchange for Anthony Davis.
Apparently, the Lakers are trying to keep Kyle Kuzma out of the deal.
The Pelicans and Lakers are already shopping the #4 pick around the league to see if they could interest a third team into getting involved in the trade.
New Orleans and Los Angeles have canvassed the league to find a third team that would use the Lakers’ No. 4 overall pick in exchange for sending a high-level player to the Pelicans as part of a deal, league sources said.
There’s still eight days until the NBA draft so anything can happen between now and then.