Lakers Rumors: Anthony Davis Trade Tampering, Other Trades, Signing Carmelo Anthony

Lakers Rumors: Anthony Davis Trade Tampering, Other Trades, Signing Carmelo Anthony

With news of Davis wanting out came reports that the Knicks have strong interest in trading for him. The Lakers, at that point, will then pursue other free agents besides Davis, Turner reports.

It remains to be seen whether New Orleans will accept one of the trade offers presented by the Lakers.

Pellies general manager Dell Demps is reportedly "not picking up his phone" for any trade negotiations on Anthony Davis, which doesn't exactly seem prudent. Los Angeles does not have quite the assets that other teams could offer, but if the Pelicans wanted some young pieces that could contribute immediately, the Lakers could be an option.

Ball's camp has concerns over the Pelicans' "crowded" backcourt and would prefer to be dealt to Chicago or NY, according to the Los Angeles Times. Caldwell-Pope's addition is only necessary for salary-matching purposes, since New Orleans would have little need for an almost-26-year-old shooting guard.

Ball's camp has concerns about how crowded the Pelicans' backcourt is.

Tatum was asked if he's had a chance to talk to Irving about it.

With James, the Lakers went as high as fourth in the Western Conference in the early part of the season.

The 6-foot-9 wing is putting up 19.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest in 2018-19, shooting 46.6 percent from the floor and 76.2 percent from the charity stripe.

"If Porzingis is healthy next year, Dallas is back", said Francesa.

"And if that happens, I'm told, Klay's attention will be on the Lakers, if they have Anthony Davis". Stars continue to express their interest in playing exclusively for big-market teams alongside other stars, while smaller markets such as Cleveland face the challenge of building a contender through drafts.

However, the Pelicans, who have Davis under contract through the 2019-20 season, made it clear Monday that they are in no rush to deal Davis, saying, "we will do this on our timeline".

And for that reason, National Basketball Association expert Colin Cowherd has labeled Irving an untrustworthy player owing to the number of rumors he has heard about him in the past year. He's all potential for now, but his upside could be huge if he continues to develop.

It will be tough for Irving to find a better situation than the one he has in Boston, and the star point guard already has vocalized his intention to re-sign with the Celtics at season's end.

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