Report: Anthony Davis still wants out of New Orleans despite Pelicans winning the Zion lottery
The New Orleans Pelicans are now set up to be Zion Williamson’s franchise to lift, and No. 1 pick could ease potential trade of Anthony Davis. His stance on a trade has not changed, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA@Stadium.
Well that didn't take long. Still think New Orleans trades Anthony Davis. The #4 pick, Ball, Ingram, and Kuzma match up better age wise with Zion Williamson. So do Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and draft picks. Griffin is going to play the Celtics/Lakers rivalry up to the max. Hope the Celtics don't overpay.
I think if the Lakers offer that same package of Kuzma, Ball, Ingram, Hart, their 2019 1st, a future 1st and salary cap relief (taking on Solomon Hill) you have to take that if you're New Orleans. Even with Ingram's health up ion the air and Zubac gone, the Lakers pick just became #4, which is a huge gain.
If I'm David Griffin I want the story out there to be that I have no intention of trading Davis. He wants to be able to negotiate from a position of power.
It didn’t sound like the Pelicans were too interested in trading Anthony Davis before or after the draft lottery.