Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside LeBron James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West. The only teams he wants a longterm deal with left are the Bucks, Clippers and Knicks. But the Bulls game will mark his ninth straight missed since suffering a left index finger injury January 18.
That's according to National Basketball Association insider Nick Wright who has spoken about the New Orleans Pelicans star.
The NBA trade deadline is February 7. However, the Celtics can (and quite possibly will) make a deal this summer once Irving either re-signs on a new deal or departs for a new start elsewhere.
A trade that effects the end-of-bench players, guys like Brad Wanamaker, Guerschon Yabusele or Semi Ojeleye, won't make or break the Celtics in terms of team success.
Lowry appeared unaffected by a report that the Raptors had offered him to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a trade package for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol.
The Lakers' final offer did include two first-round draft picks, they said. The Pelicans believe that the Lakers' bid at the trade deadline will still be available to them in the offseason, sources said.
On a night of few Lakers highlights, head coach Luke Walton was pleased to see a driving dunk from the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player.
If the Pelicans do decide to hang onto Anthony Davis for the rest of the season, they'll have to figure out what to do with him.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in talks to acquire the six-time All-Star, but the Pelicans are demanding quite a haul of assets. "It definitely hurts to lose teammates, especially at this point in the season, but it's the business and it doesn't mean that you're fired and you don't have a job, things of that nature, you still have a job, you're still able to play the game that you love".