What would the Knicks give up for Anthony Davis?
News on Monday morning of Anthony Davis asking the New Orleans Pelicans to trade him sent shockwaves across the NBA.
Of course one of the teams that have been mentioned as being interested in Davis is the New York Knicks after Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said that the Knicks will aggressively pursue a trade for Davis.
A colleague of Woj’s at ESPN, Brian Windhorst, was a guest on Zach Lowe’s The Lowe Post podcast and ruled out Davis going to the Chicago Bulls even though that his hometown.
Windhorst then claimed that the Knicks are “on Anthony Davis’ list.”
I find it interesting that the Knicks are on Davis’ list due to the fact that people love to say that they’re not an attractive destination because of owner James Dolan.
There’s no question that Dolan hurts them, but being able to play in New York City at Madison Square Garden is enticing. It also helps that the Knicks seem to be on the right track with Scott Perry, Steve Mills and David Fizdale all in charge with some good young talented players on their roster.
The Pelicans released a statement during the day that they will do things on their own terms and within their own timeframe. It sounds like they’re in no rush to get rid of Davis with the NBA trade deadline only 10 days away.
Right now the team that has the best chance at landing Davis prior to the deadline is the Los Angeles Lakers.
Most people believe that the Pelicans will wait until the summer comes around in order to get rid of Davis, due to the fact that the Boston Celtics would then be able to enter the mix and offer up some of their young talented players as well as some high draft picks for Davis.
So while the Knicks are in the running for Davis, I’m not sure they will be able to beat out the Celtics and Lakers.
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