According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the New Orleans Pelicans plan on sitting franchise cornerstone Anthony Davis through Thursday’s trade deadline after a potential trade with the Los Angeles Lakers fell through.
Rumors around the league suggest the Lakers pulled out of trade talks after “outrageous” demands were made by the Pelicans. In recent days, many reports had surfaced saying the Lakers were willing to give up a lot of their young core to acquire Davis, but they ultimately pulled out of trade talks.
It will be interesting to see how the Pelicans go about handling this toxic situation. Davis has let it be known that he no longer wants to be in New Orleans and would be open to signing a long term deal with several teams if he is traded to them. The four teams Davis mentioned are the Knicks, Bucks, Clippers, and Lakers.