The Lakers are actively trying to acquire Davis from the Pelicans, but according to a report from ESPN, New Orleans is nearly looking to be "overcompensated" in a deal to trade him before the deadline.
At one point, the Lakers agreed to a blockbuster that would've sent youngsters Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Ivica Zubac, along with veteran guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and two first-round picks to New Orleans, while also offering salary-cap relief.
Davis deemed the deal worthy of a double tap on instagram, but apparently it wasn't enough for the Pels.
The Lakers clearly feel the Pelicans are asking for too much, while there's clearly enough people within the New Orleans organization who don't want to even think about moving Davis until after the season. They reportedly want six-to-eight draft picks for Davis.
It was reported earlier that Pelicans counter-offered Lakers for their "lowball" approach for Davis, after which the Lakers increased their offer. The NBA trade deadline isn't until Thursday, so there's plenty of time for the Lakers to reengage the Pelicans.
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First things first, let's lay out what you NEED to know when thinking about a Davis-Celtics trade.
Whether the LA Clippers will pursue Davis remains to be seen, but if they continue to hesitate, their best window to land him will likely disappear. L.A. also is Davis' preferred long-term destination once his contract expires in 2020, a fact his agent, Rich Paul, has made very public.
When it comes to the Knicks, Wojnarowski reports that the Pelicans rejected a package centred around Kristaps Porzingis, who the team traded to the Dallas Mavericks last week. Considering the Pelicans have already turned down an offer including five former first-round picks, as well as two future first-round picks, it'd be hard to imagine them accepting any offer from the Clippers.
If this is strictly about their myriad of draft picks, then sure the Pelicans are making the right decision in hoping the Celtics come in with a grand offer in the off-season, but they shouldn't be betting on landing Jayson Tatum.