Given that his business request was published Monday morning, Anthony Davis largely dominated the news cycle. Every day, the saga is new.
Initially, Pelicanians from New Orleans seemed to listen to offers from Los Angeles Lakers if they included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and the first round.
On Thursday it was clear that Davis's favorite target was the Lakers, which of course meant that the Pelicans would at all costs avoid trading with L.A. Another possible encryption of the potential trade between the Lakers and the Pelikans is Ball.
His camp is convinced that he prefers to be redirected to the third team rather than joining what is considered a crowded pelican backstage. At Ball's feet, Ball and his representatives allegedly consider Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks or Phoenix Suns to be the perfect destination, according to Brad Turner of the LA Times:
Although Ball and his deputies know he will not have the power the team is traded for, he prefers Lakers to find a third team such as Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks or Phoenix Suns as landing sites for the second year, according to sources.
It is likely that the attitude of the ball changed when Knicks won Dennis Smith in a store that sent Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks.
Meanwhile, even though Ball hesitates to join the pelicans, he is supposed to think it as a kit for his future. Ball was included in many business scenarios. Lakers basketball president Magic Johnson reportedly introduced Pelicans Director General Dell Demps.
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