Report: Anthony Davis wants to land with Lakers or Knicks
Anthony Davis’ trade list is reportedly down to two teams.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Davis has narrowed his preferred list of long-term destinations to the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks. The New Orleans Pelicans have not received a new formal list ahead of his free agency next offseason.
This means Davis has trimmed his list from the four-team preference he reportedly had during the season, and it means the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks failed to make the cut.
The Lakers could pair Davis with LeBron James, and made a high-profile, ill-fated attempt to acquire the star big man at the trade deadline. The Knicks have free cap space and the ability to pursue a top free agent to pair with Davis immediately. Notably, both play in two of the biggest markets in the league.
It’s unclear what this latest revelation would mean to teams like the Boston Celtics, who have been very interested in trading for Davis despite no real signal that the player is interested in committing long-term. It’s also unlikely to change the stance of the Pelicans, who know what they want in a Davis deal and are unlikely to settle for anything less, no matter who the offer comes from.