Pelicans adviser Ferry playing featured role in Davis trade talks

Pelicans adviser Ferry playing featured role in Davis trade talks

Pelicans special adviser to the GM Danny Ferry, right, and coach Alvin Gentry are working through Anthony Davis trade scenarios. Lakers willing to give Pelicans cap relief for Anthony Davis by taking Solomon Hill for Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ingram, Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Beasley, 2 1st round picks.

As the Pelicans star continues to try to get out of New Orleans ahead of Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline, he and his camp are making it clear that Boston is not one of their desired destinations.

The Los Angeles Times reported on early Tuesday the Pelicans were hopeful Anthony Davis would have a change of heart, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Demps, Ferry and the Pelicans aren't as concerned with where Davis wants to play with what they can get back in return.

The Clippers and Bucks are the other teams Davis would consider signing with long term, according to the Athletic. They seem determined to end up on the Los Angeles Lakers one way or another, even if L.A. can't offer up the best trade package.

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Boston's plan to pursue Davis remains unaffected by whatever decision Irving might make in summer free agency, league sources said. In the latest offer, Ball was included along with almost half of the Lakers' roster and draft picks. The Pelicans could wait until the draft lottery in May, when they'll have a better idea of when and how Boston's protected picks in deals with Philadelphia, Memphis and the Clippers could be conveyed in a deal.

However the Pelicans had requested between 6 and 8 draft picks. They've maintained that former all-star point guard Jrue Holiday is not available for trade so we'll run with that as well.

Per Mackel, the Pelicans believe young standout swingman Jayson Tatum can be had in a Davis trade this offseason.

With the Lakers off the table, the only remaining Western Conference team, of the above listed, are the Clippers, who are now No. 8 in the standings. But even that would be hard, meaning LA's best chance to land him would be ahead of Thursday's deadline.

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