Anthony Davis Trade Rumors Escalating
By Jeffrey Pratt 02/07/2019
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been the talk of the NBA ever since he publicly requested a trade last Monday.
His agent, Rich Paul, expressed a desire for Davis to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in order to team up with LeBron James.
The Lakers were pushing to make a deal for Davis before the trade deadline on Thursday in order to prevent the Celtics from acquiring him this offseason.
Boston cannot trade for Davis due to the collective bargaining agreement rule that teams can only have one player on a specific rookie extension contract. The Celtics would be free to pursue Davis via trade if Kyrie Irving opts out of his contract in the offseason.
ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski recently stated that the Lakers have “pulled out” of trade negotiations for Davis after reporting the Pelicans asked for four first-round draft picks along with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Brandon Ingram.