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  • Star NBA Duos in Need of a Break-Up

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's history can be traced from one championship banner-raising partnership to the next. Entire eras have been controlled by dynamic duos. Before Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant or LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, there was Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal or Michael Jordan..." May 20

  • Pelicans Agree to Deal With Nets Assistant GM Trajan Langdon to Become New GM

    SI "After securing the No. 1 pick in next month's draft, the Pelicans have now landed on Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to be their new general manager, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. New Orleans has been without a general manager since firing Dell Demps back..." May 19

  • The New York Knicks shouldn’t trade for Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks went into Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, tied alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns, with the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick and instead ended up with the No. 3 pick. There was at least one, if not two gut reactions: 1) The sky is falling because..." May 19

  • Master P 'Zion Will Be Bigger Than Michael Jordan ... If He Plays For NOLA'

    TMZ "Master P says if Zion Willamson decides to play for the New Orleans Pelicans he could be BIGGER THAN MICHAEL JORDAN because of the sheer love he'd get from the community. The Pelicans got the first pick of the draft (hi, New York!) and almost immediately people started to..." May 18

  • Pelicans GM David Griffin hasn’t begun collecting trade offers for Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans and general manager David Griffin are still trying to work things out with All-Star forward Anthony Davis, who requested a trade from the franchise back in February. Team executives hope they will be able to keep him, especially now that they have won the first overall..." May 17

  • Pelicans not high on Knicks forward Kevin Knox

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks clearly want to trade for Anthony Davis. They won’t have the No. 1 pick to send New Orleans. But they still have Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina, Allonzo Trier, the No. 3 pick, all their own future first-round picks and an extra..." May 17

  • The Knicks May Still Have the Best Deal to Offer for Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "Disgruntled Knick fans cheered everywhere as the Los Angeles Lakers were drawn as the fourth overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night. It seemed to be destiny that super-prospect Zion Williamson would grace the orange and blue on the Madison Square Garden..." May 17

  • Pelicans Owner Drops The Bomb On The Lakers Efforts To Try & Trade For Anthony Davis

    Total Pro Sports "One things for sure, Anthony Davis will not be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason or even the 2019-2020 season. Why? Because the New Orleans Pelicans are completely opposed to sending him to the Lakers, which is his preferred destination. That was before New..." May 17

  • Anthony Davis expected to meet with new Pelicans exec David Griffin

    Larry Brown Sports "David Grffin was hired as the president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans last month, and his top priority this offseason will be trying to convince Anthony Davis to stick around. At the very least, it sounds like Griffin will get an opportunity to make his pitch to the big..." May 17

  • Ja Morant met with Pelicans, Grizzlies, Knicks at combine

    Yardbarker "While he seems very likely to be selected by Memphis with the No. 2 overall pick, Murray State point guard Ja Morant covered his bases at this week’s draft combine in Chicago, according to Jeremy Woo of, who reports (via Twitter) that Morant met with the Pelicans, Grizzlies and..." May 17

  • Zion Williamson Meets With Pelicans and Grizzlies, R.J. Barrett Huddles With Grizzlies, Knicks "In the wake of Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery, Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett met here in Chicago with several of the teams at the top of the pecking order. Williamson, the consensus No. 1 pick in the June 20 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, met with both New Orleans and..." May 17

  • Report: NBA executives think Lakers can land Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers aren't viewed as the favorites to land any specific star free agents this summer, but that doesn't mean that they are out of the running entirely. In fact, superstars are swayed during July meetings all of the time. LeBron James was expected to sign with..." May 17

  • Michael Rapaport: Don't be surprised if Lakers trade LeBron to Pelicans

    247 Sports "LeBron James wants to play with Anthony Davis. But how far is he willing to go to do it? Because Michael Rapaport just made a bold suggestion on Fox Sports 1: the two should pair up... with the New Orleans Pelicans. May 16

  • Celtics seem ready to make a move for Anthony Davis, per report

    Sportsnaut "Following their bitter exit at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round, the Boston Celtics are already planning for what promises to be a busy summer. Not really slowed down by a recent mild heart attack, general manager Danny Ainge is doing his..." May 16

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks Move Ahead Of Lakers And Celtics In Race For Anthony Davis

    Inquisitr "Earlier this week, the New Orleans Pelicans knew what it felt like to have the stars align — and fate work for them — as they secured the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. It is pretty much a given that they will select Duke forward Zion Williamson, but now, what happens..." May 16

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Brown, Tatum, Smart, No. 20 Pick, And 2020 1st-Round Pick For Anthony Davis

    Inquisitr "When the 2018-19 NBA season is officially over, the Boston Celtics are expected to be aggressive with their pursuit of New Orleans Pelicans All-Star center Anthony Davis. According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, the Celtics believe that the successful acquisition of Davis will boost their..." May 16

  • What if Zion Williamson turned down the Pelicans?

    New York Post "As Lloyd Christmas would say, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?” Not good. Not likely. It’s very slim. But, for a second, let’s imagine Zion Williamson back in college, dominating like few college athletes ever have and giving himself a chance..." May 16

  • NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis’ agent expected to find amicable way to part ways with Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Despite the recent wave of good luck in the NBA Draft Lottery, the New Orleans Pelicans are not expected to be quite as lucky when it comes to keeping franchise star Anthony Davis. Even after speculation of the potential of him coming back to play along consensus top..." May 16

  • NBA Rumors: Raptors Could Acquire Anthony Davis If Kawhi Leonard Commits To Team, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

    Inquisitr "The NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, and with the Los Angeles Lakers landing the fourth overall pick, speculation is rife once again that they could trade for New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis by packaging this draft pick with their young core players. The Boston Celtics and New..." May 16

  • Colin Cowherd Suggests Zion Williamson Should Refuse To Play For New Orleans

    Fadeaway World "The 2019 Draft lottery yielded some interesting results. The Suns, Mavs, Cavs, and Bulls tanked all year only to end up outside of the top 4. Meanwhile, both the Knicks and the Lakers landed with top 5 picks, marking a very exciting time for the two most lucrative franchises in the..." May 16

  • NBA Rumors: No Indication Zion Williamson Would Refuse To Play For Pelicans

    Inquisitr "The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night, giving them the right to draft one of the most highly-touted prospects in years, Duke’s Zion Williamson. The Pelicans are already dealing with a trade demand from their current star center, Anthony Davis, who is..." May 15

  • NBA Rumors: Pelicans not interested in trading Anthony Davis to Lakers

    Clutch Points "As was the case at the February trade deadline, the New Orleans Pelicansreportedly remain uninterested in trading Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. The Lakers now have the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and could..." May 15

  • Here's how Knicks can trade for Anthony Davis and still fit two max free agents

    SNY TV "Anthony Davis would certainly consider re-signing with the Knicks if he felt he could be successful in New York, per SNY sources familiar with the matter. And here's how a Davis to New York trade could work: Since the goal would likely be to pair Davis with two..." May 15

  • Pelicans’ season ticket sales immediately sky-rocketed after draft lottery

    Sportsnaut "The mood late this season in New Orleans was not exactly friendly. As the Pelicans closed up shop on a disastrous season and with star big man Anthony Davis requesting a trade, fans in the Bayou needed some good news. They got that Tuesday night when New Orleans shockingly..." May 15

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • What If Zion Williamson Refuses to Play for the Pelicans?

    The Big Lead "The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft lottery last night. Their sales staff was exultant, and why shouldn’t they be? Whether Zion Williamson or Ja Morant winds up being a better basketball player will be played out on the court but — for at least the time being — the..." May 15

  • Celtics Believe Kyrie Irving Stays If Team Acquires Anthony Davis

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics still have eyes for an Anthony Davis–Kyrie Irving pairing. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge wants to bring back Irving and he believes that the point guard will re-sign if Boston trades for Davis, sources tell Frank Isola of The..." May 15

  • Anthony Davis Reportedly Still Wants to Be Traded After Pelicans Score No. 1 Pick

    Complex "It looks like Anthony Davis still wants out of New Orleans, even after the Pelicans landed the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Pels star hasn't changed his mind about leaving NOLA, even if it means..." May 15

  • Alvin Gentry ecstatic for top pick, says Anthony Davis 'will be fine'

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry apologized for cursing in the NBA draft lottery room Tuesday night. But it was for good reason. Gentry learned that the Pelicans won the right to draft Duke sensation Zion Williamson despite the team having just 6..." May 15

  • Anthony Davis Would Consider Re-Signing With Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "If the Knicks trade for Anthony Davis, the big man would consider re-signing with the franchise if he felt he could be successful in New York, sources Ian Begley of  Speculation about the Knicks landing three max-level players this offseason has surfaced and..." May 14

  • Shams: Knicks Will Try to Trade No. 1 Pick for Anthony Davis If They Win Lottery

    Bleacher Report "Should the New York Knicks win the 2019 NBA draft lottery, Zion Williamson may never play a game for the franchise. Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic reported Tuesday the Knicks would focus on flipping the No. 1 overall pick in a trade package for New..." May 14

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Anthony Davis to Suns: Could Phoenix trade Deandre Ayton for New Orleans Pelicans star?

    Arizona Central "Before the NBA trade deadline, there was speculation that the Phoenix Suns could become involved with the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans as part of a three-team deal which would have brought Anthony Davis to L.A., with Phoenix potentially acquiring point guard..." May 13

  • If Boston re-signs Kyrie Irving, is it worth it to wait a year for Anthony Davis rather than forfeit Jayson Tatum?

    Clutch Points "Another failed season with Kyrie Irving is in the books, and it may have been his last dance in Beantown. The dribbling maestro can opt to test the waters of free agency this summer and spurn the Celtics, who have not been able to get to the Conference Finals with Irving at the..." May 12

  • Lakers in position to make strong offer for Anthony Davis

    Yardbarker "The Lakers are in position to dictate the terms of an Anthony Davis trade and should make an offer with a firm deadline, writes Bobby Marks of ESPN.  L.A. made a strong push for Davis before the February deadline, reportedly offering several packages of young players and draft..." May 12

  • Pelicans recently gathered intel on Knicks' Kevin Knox -- what that could mean for Anthony Davis

    SNY TV "Here's what's known about the Knicks and Anthony Davis:  New York discussed a potential Davis deal before the February trade deadline. It didn't come to fruition, in part, over uncertainty surrounding Kristaps Porzingis' potential long-term future in New..." May 11

  • Pelicans Reportedly Have Ridiculously High Asking Price From Knicks for Davis

    12 Up "It's no secret that Anthony Davis is going to be on the trade block this offseason, and the New York Knicks are sure to be one of the potential suitors for the Pelicans' big man.  Although, if the price tag for AD is anything like what is being reported right..." May 11

  • Anthony Davis “wouldn’t completely rule out” staying in Boston without Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis still wants to be traded out of New Orleans. This isn’t a surprise. David Griffin — the new Grand Poobah in New Orleans — made a very public play about trying to keep Davis in a Pelicans’ uniform, but that was always mostly about perception (both..." May 10

  • Anthony Davis reportedly still wants trade despite David Griffin addition

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans reshaping their front office apparently will not be enough to change Anthony Davis’ desire to be traded. WDSU New Orleans reporter Fletcher Mackel said on Twitter Thursday that Davis’ trade stance has not changed even after the team’s hiring..." May 10

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • NBA Rumors: Jrue Holiday Could Be Traded To Hornets For Biyombo, Monk, And Draft Picks

    Inquisitr "Since the 2018 NBA offseason, the Charlotte Hornets have already revealed their plan to re-sign All-Star point guard Kemba Walker when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019. However, Walker is currently undecided if he still wants to be a Hornet or not. Walker may have..." May 08

  • Pelicans staffers thought trade offer for Anthony Davis was attractive, but Brandon Ingram’s health changes things

    Clutch Points "Some members of the New Orleans Pelicans reportedly thought the Los Angeles Lakers’ trade offer for Anthony Davis at the February trade deadline was pretty attractive, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. The Lakers’ trade package was headlined by Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon..." May 07

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Still Expected To Offer Ingram, Kuzma, Ball & 1st-Round Picks For Anthony Davis Next Summer

    Inquisitr "Finding their second superstar has been the top priority for the Los Angeles Lakers since the successful acquisition of LeBron James in the 2018 NBA free agency. Before the February NBA trade deadline, the Lakers did everything they could to bring All-Star center Anthony Davis to Los Angeles...." May 07

  • Zion? Anthony Davis? Morant? How Knicks will decide as dominoes fall

    New York Post "Would the Knicks draft for need if they don’t win next week’s lottery and instead wind up with the second or third pick? The Knicks view power forward as their greatest need following the Kristaps Porzingis trade. It just so happens that is the NBA position of..." May 06

  • NBA Rumors: The Knicks Could Become Frontrunners For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "Though the New York Knicks have had a bit of a rough existence, they might be due for a serious revamp this summer. The big market and cap-space in New York have created a perfect storm of desirability, especially from Warriors’ forward Kevin Durant. As most are penciling in the..." May 03

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • The Clippers Could Create A Nice Trade Package For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "After a hard-fought respectable series, the Clippers ended their series with raised eyebrows and the world on notice. In a standoff against what many are deeming the greatest team ever assembled, the star-less Clippers held their own. And just as they found success in the regular..." April 30

  • Report: Pelicans poach Suns’ well respected athletic trainer Aaron Nelson

    Pro Basketball Talk "When David Griffin was hired as the new president of basketball operations in New Orleans, he talked about investing in critical areas for the Pelicans: Analytics, player development, and the athletic training side. Marc Stein of the New York Times reports Griffin is making..." April 30

  • David Griffin: Anthony Davis’ shirt was about ‘Space Jam 2’

    Pro Basketball Talk "New Pelicans president David Griffin has expressed optimism about keeping Anthony Davis. Good luck with that. Davis requested a trade in February then wore a “That’s All Folks!” to New Orleans’ last game. Even if Davis’ agent..." April 29