Pelicans made aware of a "handful of teams" that Davis would sign extension with.
We're just three days away from the NBA trade deadline and the New Orleans Pelicans' phone lines have got to be ringing off the hook.
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate to strike a deal for Anthony Davis prior to the deadline, and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team has bolstered their package for the All-Star center. Magic Johnson and co. are reportedly prepared to give up multiple draft picks and salary cap relief, in addition to several young players, in an effort to get the Davis deal done before Thursday at 3pm ET.
That said, the Lakers aren't the only team interested in making a play for A.D., who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020.
According to Wojnarowski, the Pelicans "have been made aware of an extended list of teams" that Davis would be interested in signing a contract extension with, in addition to the Lakers and New York Knicks. Among them, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.
That said, the Knicks don't have the assets right now to make a serious offer and the Clips, who are looking ahead to the loaded free agency class this summer, have not yet made an offer, according to Woj.
One team that still isn't on Davis' list of teams he'd sign a contract extension with in the summer of 2020: The Boston Celtics.
The Celtics can't make a deal for Davis until July 1 due to the "Rose Rule," but it doesn't appear that Davis would be willing to sign with them long-term anyway. His father recently told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, “I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they done to Isaiah Thomas. No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him. This is just my opinion, not Anthony’s.”