Anthony Davis to the Knicks gaining steam?
It has really been sounding like the New York Knicks don’t have a shot at landing New Orleans Pelicans’ star Anthony Davis, but there is a new report out that says they still have a good chance.
Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Wednesday night that, “Davis has the Knicks on equal footing with the Lakers in terms of teams he is interested in signing with long-term.”
My guess is that Davis would like to see how things go with his new team before committing with a long-term contract. That would make sense, but also put the organization in a bad position because he could decide to leave as a free agent after a club would be giving up a lot for his services.
It certainly sounds like the Knicks shouldn’t give up their pursuit of Davis yet, even though it would be great if they could sign him to a new contract after getting him.
The Los Angeles Lakers have already made a heck of an offer for Davis. I’m not sure what the Knicks can do to top it.
New York can of course give up this year’s top pick, which could end up being the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. On top of that, they could also give the Pels Dennis Smith Jr., Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson. They also have seven first round picks within the next five years. So they have the ammunition. But is it enough for New Orleans?
We’ll have to wait and see.
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