Why the Nets should go all-in for Anthony Davis

Why the Nets should go all-in for Anthony Davis

Why the Nets should go all-in for Anthony Davis

That offer reportedly included Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and Ivica Zubac, as well as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

I offered up some thoughts yesterday on why Davis gave the list that he did.

Magic Johnson must overcome a significant desire within the Pelicans organization to let Thursday's deadline expire with Davis remaining on the roster, league sources told ESPN.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have felt conversations with New Orleans have been one-sided and they are growing increasingly pessimistic about the Pelicans willingness to do a deal with them. The LA Clippers have still reportedly not made an offer for Davis, but are on his list of preferred teams, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The NBA trade deadline is on Thursday. Giving in to the Pelicans' demands for between six and eight draft picks would have been lunacy.

Also, the Pelicans could risk improving their draft status and costing themselves the ability to get a higher pick in the draft by bringing back the core of young Lakers players.


"They wanted more and more and more", the Times source said.

It was reported earlier that Pelicans counter-offered Lakers for their "lowball" approach for Davis, after which the Lakers increased their offer. Giving the Boston Celtics a chance to make an offer is nice, but with Davis' camp and father apparently so against the Celtics New Orleans probably won't see Boston's best stuff. And even if they did want to make a move, what is their best offer? Because of that, it's hard to predict whether or not the Clippers will submit an offer for Davis.

That's a fact. You're going to have to give up a fortune to get Davis, and that's not worth doing unless you get him for the next several years.

In Morris' case, he would have to agree to sign with the Pelicans, a rebuilding team without Davis.

Davis has two years left on his contract, although he does hold a player option for the 2020-21 season. There are also always three- and four-team trade scenarios that could open up new player and draft-pick possibilities to the Pelicans in the offseason. I doubt he would want to sign a large extension with a team bound for the lottery in the not-so-distant future.

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