Pelicans GM David Griffin hasn’t begun collecting trade offers for Anthony Davis
The New Orleans Pelicans and general manager David Griffin are still trying to work things out with All-Star forward Anthony Davis, who requested a trade from the franchise back in February. Team executives hope they will be able to keep him, especially now that they have won the first overall pick in next month’s draft.
According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, the Pelicans have yet to open trade talks with other teams regarding AD. They are still trying to determine the big man’s final decision on whether he will stay with the franchise.
The Davis Sweepstakes appears to be on hold until Pelicans brass can decide whether its star big man is in or out. According to an NBA source, Pelicans GM David Griffin has not begun collecting new Davis offers because he’s still adamant about changing Davis’ mind.
There are several teams who are expected to go after Davis this summer. The Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks are expected to be the most aggressive suitors, while the Boston Celtics are still a potential destination for the 26-year-old center.
The Pelicans believe Davis might want to consider staying, especially since he will have the opportunity to play with collegiate sensation Zion Williamson, but according to reports, he hasn’t changed his mind on moving away from New Orleans.
If AD continues to push the Pelicans to trade him, it is expected that he will be moved during draft night, but there are also whispers that the team could hold onto Davis until next year’s trade deadline so it can make sure it will get the best trade offer for him.