Until 2018-19 the NBA trading deadline, Anthony Davis requested a deal from New Orleans Pelicans through agent Rich Paul.
As the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly were Davis’s preferred destination, they offered the entire young core, drafts and payload to him.
With the former president of the basketball operations, Magic Johnson, who believed the pelicans were not acting in good faith, the Lakers could not overcome these trading rumors and missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.
With regard to Davis, he is expected to meet Pelican’s executive vice president of basketball business David Griffin in Los Angeles to discuss his future , by Fletcher Mackel of WDSU :
Three months ago the rumors of the Davis trade showed some within the Pelican that the Lakers had a “quite attractive” “offer for him. Since they would never trade Davis to Los Angeles, Griffin’s arrival in New Orleans could change his posture in the 2019 NBA draft.
At his initial press conference, Griffin said he would try to convince Davis to stay for 2019 -20 NBA season. But he also stated the importance of the 26-year-old also being fully involved in the pelicans.
Since there are conflicting reports on free agents, Davis can give the Lakers the best chance of landing a second All Star player. Unfortunately, there are too many questions than answers with the Lakers right now.