Pelicans Rumors: Anthony Davis seems unlikely to be moved by deadline


Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers tied an National Basketball Association record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, handing LeBron James the most lopsided loss of his career.

So each time one of those Lakers players headed to the line - whether it was JaVale McGee, Brandon Ingram or Kyle Kuzma - they got the heckle treatment.

With a trade request that went public last week that was made by Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, it's logical that the Pelicans would protect their coveted asset by keeping him shelved until a resolution is reached. "It is what it is". The Pacers won 136-94, the worst-ever loss for LeBron James in a game he's played in. New Orleans is determined that any deal for Davis will include a young player returning to them who has the potential to become an All-NBA performer - a first-, second- or third-team player, sources said. He is the fifth player to reach the milestone. He finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. With the trade deadline coming up tomorrow at 3 P.M., the Pelicans are taking all precautions necessary and will be sitting Davis tonight against the Chicago Bulls.

Blake Griffin's 29 points and eight assists led the Detroit Pistons to a 105-92 win over the New York Knicks.

"Obviously, it's on everyone's mind", Gentry said according to ESPN. "You can't really not see it". That would leave just a handful of players on the Lakers' roster that have not been discussed in the negotiations. "If something were to occur with our team, whether it's him or it's somebody else throughout the trade deadline, we'll approach it then". Davis "liked" the trade proposal on a Bleacher Report Instagram post.

The Los Angeles Lakers are in talks to acquire the six-time All-Star, but the Pelicans are demanding quite a haul of assets.

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.