Published: Wed, February 06, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Anthony Davis cleared for return to practice after 7 games out

Anthony Davis cleared for return to practice after 7 games out

The six-time All-Star recently asked to be traded, and reportedly gave New Orleans a list of four teams he'd sign with long term.

According to Brad Turner, the Lakers pulled out of trade negotiations amid the outrageous asking price that the Pelicans had for Davis.

It's possible the Lakers and Pelicans could resume talks.

Davis deemed the deal worthy of a double tap on instagram, but apparently it wasn't enough for the Pels.

As the Pelicans star continues to try to get out of New Orleans ahead of Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline, he and his camp are making it clear that Boston is not one of their desired destinations.

The trade as constructed above gives the Pelicans everything thing they said they wanted by providing the organization the opportunity to swing for the fences on the possibility that any of the three Lakers kids will become all-NBA performers.

Previously, it had been thought that the 25-year-old big man was only interested in signing with the Lakers or Knicks and any team engaging with the Pelicans on a potential deal would be trading for only what's left of Davis's current deal that expires after the 2019-2020 season.

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"They wanted more and more and more", one source said. That is if Davis coming wouldn't turn Leonard, who is almost impossible to get a read on, off from wanting to come there.

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly pulled out of trade discussions with the New Orleans Pelicans. That includes the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

It would look bad on Davis as well, as demanding a trade to one team would paint him as an inflexible diva. "But the more they wanted, the more it became outrageous and unrealistic".

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. There is a theory bouncing around now that this list actually isn't Davis' real list, but is instead a way for Davis and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, to force a way to join LeBron James and the Lakers.

Lakers fans should rejoice that the Pelicans rejected this offer.

Davis informed the Pelicans that he wouldn't sign a five-year, $239 million supermax contract this summer.

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