Indiana Pacers fans cheerfully serenaded Los Angeles Lakers players with "LeBron's gonna trade you" chants during a 42-point win in Indianapolis. The prevailing thought around the league is that the Pelicans don't want to play Anthony Davis so he doesn't hurt himself again and diminish his trade value for the summer.
That's according to National Basketball Association insider Nick Wright who has spoken about the New Orleans Pelicans star.
Davis hasn't played since January 19 due to a hand injury, but was cleared for practice Monday.
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Lowry appeared unaffected by a report that the Raptors had offered him to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a trade package for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. There will be effects in terms of what Celtics head coach Brad Stevens knows he can get out of the players he receives in return, as - despite being seldom used - Boston's end-of-bench pieces are always ready to make impact plays once they step on the court and trusted to do so. The best chance Davis has to force his way to the Lakers is by creating a level of chaos and uncertainty in the marketplace about his privately stated wishes.
It was the second time this season Charlotte lost a game after leading by 20. Davis "liked" the trade proposal on a Bleacher Report Instagram post. Giving up six to eight draft picks and a bunch of players for one guy is beyond stupid.
It's Johnson who would make any final decision for the Lakers as team president. He has no plans to sign an extension with any team this summer, expecting to do so when he becomes a free agent.
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.