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Anthony Davis Free Agency 2019: Boston and Clippers Touted as the Next Team Likely to Land Five-Time All-Star
The trade deadline has passed and Anthony Davis is still with the New Orleans Pelicans even though the Los Angeles Lakers offered a ridiculous trade package for him. It included Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and two future first-round picks.
But the Pelicans still wouldn’t budge and is convinced that it wasn’t enough to let go of Anthony Davis. Instead, the team is apparently waiting for Boston to make an offer with Jayson Tatum presumably part of the package, CBSSports reported.
While some would argue that New Orleans was being too stubborn, there is merit to their decision. If Boston doesn’t provide the trade assets that the Pelicans asked for, they could still tap the Los Angeles Lakers and agree to the above-mentioned trade. Or, they could also look at the Los Angeles Clippers and see what the team might put together in exchange for Anthony Davis.
Whatever the Pelicans are planning, however, the five-time All-Star has already said that he will not be re-signing with the team when he becomes a free agent, ESPN reported. Rich Paul, Anthony Davis’ agent, released a statement why this is.
“Anthony [Davis] wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and competes for a championship. Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now. That's in the best interests of both Anthony's and the organization's future,” Paul said.
This narrative isn’t exactly new as the 25-year-old previously said that he’s more interested in winning a title rather than making bank. Indeed, he would’ve landed himself a $240 million supermax deal if he chose to stay with the Pels. But given Anthony Davis’ desire and how his current team is playing, it’s understandable that he wants to take his talents someplace else. Currently, it’s still unclear where the five-time All-Star will head next although he did express his desire to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. While that ship has already sailed, the possibility is still on the table.