RUMOR: Anthony Davis favored to not be with Pelicans when next season starts
Anthony Davis is favored to not be with the New Orleans Pelicans when next season starts, per BetOnline.ag.
The online betting site has Davis at a -200 to be with another team next season.
Reports came out after the draft lottery on Tuesday that Davis still wants to be traded by the Pelicans despite New Orleans securing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Pelicans are expected to draft Duke star Zion Williamson.
Davis can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020. The Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are expected to reach out to the Pelicans this summer and see what it will take to acquire Davis, who is one of the best players in the league when healthy.
The Lakers have the No. 4 pick, along with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram as trade chips.
The Knicks have the third pick, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and the future draft picks they acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade.
The Celtics have Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and multiple future draft picks to offer.
Davis played in 56 games in 2018-19, and he averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. AD is the Pelicans’ all-time leader in points.