Anthony Davis would make the Knicks a premier destination for free agents
New Orleans Pelicans’ star forward Anthony Davis might be looking to play for a championship contender, but the New York Knicks are serious about making a trade offer for him.
Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Knicks plan on making themselves a factor when it comes to making a strong offer for Davis.
If the Knicks want Davis they will likely have to give up their 2019 first round pick and one of their young players like Kevin Knox. Maybe even Kristaps Porzingis.
Marc Berman of the NY Post reported on Tuesday that the Knicks are waiting for the Pelicans to get back to them and inform them of what they want in return for Davis.
“The Pelicans have always liked Mitchell,” a source told Berman.
Robinson has shown plenty of promise for the Knicks this season. But unloading him for Davis is a no-brainer.
If the Knicks don’t end up landing Davis I don’t believe it will be due to a lack of effort. New Orleans will likely be getting offers from teams like Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers and maybe even the Denver Nuggets, according to recent reports.
So the Pelicans will have their fair share of offers to choose from. It will also come down to where Davis wants to play next. A team isn’t going to trade for him if he’s unwilling to sign an extension with them.
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