Lakers boost Anthony Davis offer as Pelicans get wish list

New Orleans' final game before the trade deadline is Wednesday in Chicago.

After the Lakers' shoot-around before Tuesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said he followed the trade talks like every other player.

Wright said: "It would be the right thing for the Lakers to trade the future for a 25-year-old superstar Anthony Davis". It's unclear, though, if New Orleans is on board with that plan.

The Celtics are reportedly not on the list of teams Davis would be willing to sign a long-term deal with.

Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside LeBron James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.

The 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline approaches.

A trade that effects the end-of-bench players, guys like Brad Wanamaker, Guerschon Yabusele or Semi Ojeleye, won't make or break the Celtics in terms of team success. But, they are still "anxious to trade" for him and pair him with Irving, ESPN's report says. Although the Celtics can't be sure about Irving's forthcoming decision in July, they remain confident that he'll choose to stay in Boston, sources said. The league's landscape is certainly feeling the tremors of the campaign by Paul and Davis.

It was the second time this season Charlotte lost a game after leading by 20.

Also, the Pelicans could risk improving their draft status and costing themselves the ability to get a higher pick in the draft by bringing back the core of young Lakers players. Davis "liked" the trade proposal on a Bleacher Report Instagram post. With not much and/or nothing left in the clip, Los Angeles had to step back from trade talks. He's told the Pelicans that he has no intention of signing an extension in the offseason, and can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-2020 campaign.

If the Pelicans do decide to hang onto Anthony Davis for the rest of the season, they'll have to figure out what to do with him.

  • Stacy Allen