'No way' will Pelicans trade Davis to Lakers, per report

  • 'No way' will Pelicans trade Davis to Lakers, per report

'No way' will Pelicans trade Davis to Lakers, per report

A Los Angeles Lakers trade for New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis is unlikely this summer, according to Marc Spears of ESPN. Regardless, if this truly is the case, the Lakers may be forced to wait until Davis hits free agency in 2020 for any chance at landing him.

The Undefeated's Mark J. Spears suggested as much Wednesday afternoon on ESPN's "The Jump".

Many in the Lakers' camp believe the Pelicans never negotiated in good faith, having no intentions of ever dealing Davis to Los Angeles while hurting their.

Now, is that to say the Pelicans don't trade Davis to another team and then that team deals him to Los Angeles? No. "They're just not gonna do it".

The Lakers tried to complete a deal for Davis ahead of the trade deadline in early February, reportedly offering their young core of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and several others, as well as multiple first-round picks. AD, of course, has the same agent as James.

While the Lakers were one of the teams Davis wanted to go to, it seemed as though the Pelicans had no interest in even talking to the Lakers.

Michael Wilbon added that he also heard a similar sentiment. He just wants to get out of New Orleans. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.