Pelicans prepare counter-offer for Lakers: The speculations surrounding Anthony Davis’ trade have grown significantly.
Ever since the announcement, the speculation over Davis’ trade move has increased significantly. Initially, he was linked with a move to Boston Celtics, but Lakers now look in a strong position to secure a trade move for the player.
After Anthony Davis Sr’s critical statement on Boston Celtics, the rumors over Davis moving to Lakers have grown stronger.
It was earlier reported that Lakes have offered two of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and Ivica Zubac and a first round pick. And according to LA Times, the Pelicans are now considering a counter-offer.
Pelicans prepare counter-offer for Lakers:
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly decided to make a counter-offer for LA Lakers.
According to LA Times’ Tania Ganguli and Broderick Turner, The Pelicans would ask for two first-round picks and add a Pelicans player to the deal.
Anthony Davis on his trade request:
“It’s my time. I feel like I gave this city, the organization, fans everything I felt like I could. Don’t know how long I’m gonna play this game. People’s careers are short. I feel like it’s my time to move on”
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) February 1, 2019
in the Lakers first offer to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis, LA offered Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and a first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2019
It was reported that Lakers, Celtics and New York Knicks were the three teams fighting for the signature of Anthony Davis. However, Knicks moved on from the idea of acquiring the Pelicans star.
While Celtics and Lakers have been hugely speculated for Davis’ trade, the former’s position weakened after the statement from Anthony Davis Sr., where he criticized the team.
“I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they done to Isaiah Thomas,” Davis’ father told ESPN.
Inside tip: Anthony Davis, Sr. is merely saying publicly what many players around the league feel personally & have discussed privately. The common sentiment is: if #Celtics did that to a guy who played through injuries & death of his sister, they would do it to anybody.
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) February 2, 2019
Mark Jackson wants the New Orleans Pelicans to trade Anthony Davis now. Definitely has nothing to do with him being a rumored option as the next Lakers coach. Nope nope nope nope nope.
— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) February 3, 2019
This is interesting stuff. @SHAQ weighed in on Anthony Davis’ trade request, how much money he’ll lose if he plays in Los Angeles rather than New Orleans, and the Lakers’ goal of surrounding LeBron James with superstars: pic.twitter.com/zi7R6RGcyU
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 2, 2019
“No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him.
“This is just my opinion, not Anthony’s. I’ve just seen things over the years with Boston, and there’s no loyalty.”