Anthony Davis submitted his trade request to leave the New Orleans Pelicans in January, and since then the saga surrounding his trade wishes has taken numerous turns. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pelicans are now listening to offers regarding Anthony Davis after it has become clear to the organization that Davis is not changing his stance on being traded.
“…teams will continue placing calls into the Pelicans. They already have been, and Griffin has started to listen, sources said. Griffin has the option of keeping Davis until the February trade deadline, if not all season, but the fact that Davis’ stance remains firm means the same thing now as it would later.”
After the Pelicans won the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery that will almost certainly land them Duke University’s Zion Williamson, it emerged that the Pelicans acquiring the first overall pick did not sway Davis to rescind his trade request.
With teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics rumored to be heavily interested in trading for Anthony Davis, the reports surrounding the Pelicans front office now taking offers for Davis may have major implications for the rest of the league as the free agency period begins on June 30th.