Davis was traded to the Lakers on Saturday in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart (knee), and three first-round picks - including the No. 4 overall in 2019 Draft, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
In a blockbuster deal that's been in the making since February's trade deadline, Davis will head to Los Angeles and pair up with LeBron James. Though the Lakers gave up most of its depth to get the deal done, having Davis and LeBron James on the same team should attract plenty of free agent talent. Through the first 41 games of the 2018-19 campaign, Davis averaged 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.7 steals across 37.1 minutes.
The Pelicans are beginning to listen to trade offers for Davis, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
David Griffin, the Pelicans' new executive vice president of basketball operations, met with Davis last week to discuss the disgruntled big man's future, and while Charania reports that the meeting was "respectful and productive," Davis reiterated his desire to be traded out of New Orleans. The Pelicans won't be truly obligated to deal Davis until February's deadline, but it's likely in the interest of both parties to seek a deal before the start of next season. It's unclear which teams have already been in contact with Griffin, but Charania notes that other executives around the league believe the Lakers, Knicks, Celtics and Nets could offer the strongest packages.
Davis met with Pelicans executive vice president, David Griffin, on Wednesday, but it's "highly unlikely" that he'll change his mind regarding his future in New Orleans, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Since taking over in New Orleans, Griffin has made it clear he intends to do all he can to convince Davis to stay, but it sounds as though the superstar big man would still prefer a trade. Working in the Pelicans' favor is the fact that Davis is still under contract through the end of next season, though if he's unrelenting in his trade demand, the Pels will have little choice but to deal him before February's deadline, or risk losing him for nothing next summer.
Pelicans' GM David Griffin said Tuesday that he expects to meet with Davis in Los Angeles in the coming weeks, Ian Begley of SNY reports.
Griffin has made it clear that he will attempt to persuade Davis to stay in New Orleans, and while Davis has maintained that he'd like to be dealt, Griffin is hopeful that the Pelicans winning the lottery could help change the superstar's mind. "We're very confident that we have a compelling situation for him here," Griffin said. While the situation turned messy after the All-Star break, the Pelicans are under no obligation to trade Davis, who's still under contract with the team through the end of the 2019-20 season. However, if Davis maintains that he'll leave New Orleans next summer, the Pelicans will have virtually no choice but to deal him before the February deadline, or they'll risk losing him for nothing in free agency.
Davis (back) will not play during Tuesday's season finale against the Warriors, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Despite being listed as probable since late March, Davis will, once again, sit out. Based on his trade request earlier in the season, it's very possible Davis has played his final game in a Pelicans uniform. He'll finish the year averaging 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals across 33.0 minutes in 56 appearances.
Davis (back) is listed as probable for Tuesday's regular season finale against Golden State.
Based on how the Pels have handled DAvis over the last few weeks, this designation doesn't mean anything, but there's still a slight chance he could take the floor for what would likely be his final game in a Pelicans uniform. Check for an official update after shootaround Tuesday morning, but the expectation is that Jahlil Okafor will end up making another start at center.
Davis (back) will not play in Sunday's game against the Kings.
Despite the fact that the Pelican continue to list Davis as probable with a lingering back injury, this will be his sixth straight absence. While the Pelicans may go ahead and list Davis as probable for the team's final game of the regular season Tuesday, it appears safe to say that the big man has played his final game in a Pelicans uniform.
Correcting a previous note, Davis (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Kings.
Davis continues to be listed as probable, but he hasn't played in any of the past five games. Recent history would say he's likely out again Sunday, but the Pelicans insist he's expected to play.
Davis (back) is probable for Sunday's tilt with Sacramento.
Davis has a good shot of returning Sunday after missing the past five games with a lower back issue. Even if he doesn't return, however, it seems unlikely that Davis'll exceed the 21 minutes he's averaged for nearly two months.
Davis (back) won't play Friday night against the Suns, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
For whatever reason, the Pelicans continue to list Davis as probable, and he continues to be held out of game action. At this point, he seems unlikely to play again this season.
Davis is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Suns.
At this point, Anthony Davis' injury status should be taken with a grain of sand, as despite being listed as probable for each of the last three games, Davis has remained on the sideline. Consider Davis closer to questionable, as it's unclear why he has continued to sit despite his probable tags.
Davis (back) is out Wednesday against the Hornets, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Despite being probable for a third straight game, Davis will ultimately stay on the sidelines Wednesday. His next opportunity to play arrives Friday against the Suns.
Davis (back) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Davis has missed four of the last five games due to an ailing back and with the Pelicans well out of playoff contention, there seems to be no hurry from the team to get their star back on the court. If Davis is ultimately ruled out Wednesday, Christian Wood is a prime candidate to see an extended role.
Davis (back) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Lakers, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Davis will miss his third straight game as he continues to deal with a a strained back. With Davis out, Christian Wood will likely continue to see a high workload. Davis' next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against Charlotte and he should be considered questionable for that game at this time.
Davis (back) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Davis has been dealing with a strained back, prevented him from playing in the past two games. He'll test things out before Sunday's game to determine if he's feeling good enough to play. If Davis remains out, Christian Wood should continue seeing heavy minutes.
Davis (back) is out Thursday against the Kings, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
For the second straight game, Davis will sit out after being initially designated as probable. Jahlil Okafor will get the start against Sacramento.
Davis (back) is probable for Thursday's matchup against the Kings.
A strained lower back prevented Davis from playing Tuesday, but it appears he'll take the floor against the Kings. He's appeared in eight games this month, averaging 16.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.5 steals in 21.3 minutes.
Davis (back) is out Tuesday against the Hawks, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
As expected, a strained lower back will keep Davis from playing Tuesday. In his place, Jahlil Okafor, Cheick Diallo and Julius Randle are all candidates to see higher usage.
Davis (back) is now listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.
Davis popped up on the injury report for Tuesday's game as probable, but the big man has apparently not been deemed fit to play and is on track to be sidelined against Atlanta. Without Davis, Jahlil Okafor is in line to get another start at center.
Davis (back) isconsidered probable for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.
Davis sat out last Wednesday's loss to the Magic, but he played Sunday against Houston, seeing his customary workload of roughly 21 minutes. Davis still managed a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double, but he obviously no longer offers the upside he once did before the minutes restriction was put into place.
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