Pelicans news: Anthony Davis' stance on trade hasn't changed after getting No. 1 pick
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Report: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis’ stance on trade hasn’t changed

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New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis reportedly still wants to be traded by the franchise, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium.

The Pelicans have the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and will most likely select Duke star Zion Williamson.

Davis can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020. The Pelicans don’t have to honor Davis’ trade request since he’s under contract with the team. New Orleans is hoping the chance to play with Zion and compete in the Western Conference can change Davis’ mind during the regular season.

Davis played in 56 games in 2018-19. He averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest while shooting 51.7 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will all probably reach out to the Pelicans this summer regarding a Davis trade. Davis has the same agent as Lakers star LeBron James, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. The Lakers tried to acquire Davis at the February trade deadline, but the Pelicans didn’t move AD.

Davis was booed by New Orleans fans at home games after his trade request went public. The second half of the season was awkward for Davis and the Pelicans.