The city of New Orleans can’t seem to catch a break as far as, sports is concerned lately. First, the Saints get robbed of a trip to the Super Bowl, and now the Pelicans’ only hope at relevancy Anthony Davis wants out, and according to reports, he is serious about his decision.
Tough week to be a New Orleans sports fan.
The news of the Davis wanting out had to feel like a punch in the gut to Pelicans fans. ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the Wojbomb this morning that the brow’s agent Rich Paul informed the New Orlean Pelicans his client has no intentions of signing an extension and wants out.
The news had NBA Twitter buzzing early and firing up their trade machines trying to determine where the All-Star forward could possibly land. The Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks have been mentioned but it’s one team in particular who seem to be the ideal suitors for Davis, and that is the Los Angeles Lakers who for the most part have been indirectly courting the big man for months.
The Lebron-led Lakers have been on a bit of a slide with their leader sidelined by a strained left groin. If the Lakers want to land the highly-coveted player trade talks would have to include Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and a no.1 pick according to NBA sources.
Judging by the reactions of fans of the team, the Lakers shouldn’t hesitate to make that move to acquire Davis. The Lakers haven’t smelled an NBA championship in 9 years and if they want to they gotta make a move cause this team as built isn’t cutting it. Hit the gallery below to see all of the reactions A.D’s trade request.
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“Anthony Davis has requested a trade”— Dead Serious (@Deadseriousness) January 28, 2019
Woj: Anthony Davis has requested a trade— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 28, 2019
Lakers fans: https://t.co/4CG8vpmdnd
LeBron when Ingram, Lonzo, and Kuzma ask if they’ll be in the trade for Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/TpDY7KQ9EK— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 28, 2019
LeBron is going to go after the Warriors with Anthony Davis THIS year, isn't he?— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) January 28, 2019
Magic Johnson on his way to phone Anthony Davis' camp: pic.twitter.com/iL99eTZtbY— Forty✌🏾 (@FourT_2) January 28, 2019
“Are the Lakers going to get Anthony Davis?”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 28, 2019
Laker fans: pic.twitter.com/zX2jpwSBRR
YOUR 'I HOPE JIMMY BUTLER LIKES CRAWFISH' 2019 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:— maurice (@tallmaurice) January 28, 2019
C—Joel Embiid pic.twitter.com/QrMeUjXYy9
October 2018: "There's no one in the league that we would trade [Anthony Davis] for, and no one out of the league. Not even Beyoncé" - Alvin Gentry— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 28, 2019
January 2019: Anthony Davis requests a trade pic.twitter.com/5HB4c4quFr
Anthony Davis to the Pelicans office pic.twitter.com/mtMnPQqLZH— Gilbert Arenas (@GilbertAgent0) January 28, 2019
Anthony Davis: “I Would Like A Trade & Will Not Be Signing An Extension If Offered.......”— DJ First Class™ 🏁 (@1DJFirstClass) January 28, 2019
Pelicans Front Office: pic.twitter.com/CwV0DJfWuK
The timing of this Anthony Davis news is not ideal for the Celtics. Pelicans don’t have to trade him now, of course. But the Celtics can’t acquire the superstar until this summer unless they move Kyrie Irving, and the point of landing Davis would be to pair him with Kyrie.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) January 28, 2019
Shams: Can’t wait to inform twitter of the Anthony Davis news!— Anthony (@AntLulgjuraj) January 28, 2019
Magic and Pelinka after hearing Anthony Davis has requested a trade. pic.twitter.com/Fk2SZa70mp— Peach (@PeachCiroc_) January 28, 2019
“If Lakers want Anthony Davis, they have to start the deal with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, No. 1 pick.”— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) January 28, 2019
Magic & Rob: pic.twitter.com/yteBqEGVoT
“Lonzo Ball May be included in a trade package for Anthony Davis”— Donovan Dooley (@DonovanDooley) January 28, 2019
Lavar Ball: TRAAAADDDEEEE??!! pic.twitter.com/FMpNS1F8Te
LeBron James and Laker fans waking up to the news of Anthony Davis finally requesting a trade. pic.twitter.com/E1O6p4ie0m— NBALakersReport (@NBALakersReport) January 28, 2019
When people want to trade you for Anthony Davis but you’re better than Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/4yEDUvI1xF— Jack (@Jack_Michael17) January 28, 2019
If I’m Magic Johnson I’m on the phone with New Orleans offering Lonzo, Ingram, Hart & the cure for HIV for Anthony Davis.— Dalton Lester (@DaLesterr) January 28, 2019
LeBron this morning at the Lakers facility on who they should trade for Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/VGg4JNE9bv— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) January 28, 2019
If you’re the Lakers and have a shot to trade for Anthony Davis - you do it. No question - even if it requires trading Ball, Kuzma and picks.— Prime Time Sports Talk (@TalkPrimeTime) January 28, 2019
AD is a STUD.
Laker fans when they heard Anthony Davis requested a trade pic.twitter.com/lXlGoKyo7h— Brennan Powers (@brenpowers) January 28, 2019
Trump has already tweeted that any deal involving Anthony Davis will include funding for a border wall.— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 28, 2019
“What would you give up to get Anthony Davis?”— mo lew (@MoLew_8) January 28, 2019
Anthony Davis trying to leaving New Orleans pic.twitter.com/UDFZfB4Rpe— kyle/Free agent nba fan (@knicks_tape99) January 28, 2019
On the same morning Anthony Davis requests a trade from the Pelicans, Saints QB Drew Brees sends out this amazing social media post reaffirming his commitment to NOLA.— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) January 28, 2019
Two franchises, owned and operated by the same people, seem worlds apart right now. pic.twitter.com/MOI9EHkVmQ