Griffin hasn't sounded convinced that a single team will be able to fulfill what he is seeking for Davis and is working to find multi-team scenarios. Teams will be less likely to part with as many assets as Griffin is seeking if they are not assured of re-signing Davis to a long-term deal beyond then.More news: Brazil will not bar Huawei from 5G network
With recent All-Stars Al Horford and Gordon Hayward, All-Defensive guard Marcus Smart and rising stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, along with three 2019 first-round picks and a lightly protected future selection from the Memphis Grizzlies, the Boston Celtics may be the lone team capable of meeting Griffin's ask by itself. New Orleans seems determined to be creative in constructing a deal to maximize the return on Davis, one of the NBA's elite talents. This gives the Pelicans a chance to meet and more closely examine draft candidates slotted in the vicinity of picks potentially traded to New Orleans.
The Knicks and Lakers hold the Nos. Those wants are on a sliding scale. "For example, the better the player, the softer the requests on the draft picks - and vice versa". And of course the Los Angeles Lakers have made it publicly known that they want to trade for Anthony Davis. This is obviously speculation - though Ball has been connected to the Bulls for quite some time this offseason - but if the Pelicans aren't sold on Ball, or simply value the 7th pick more, the Bulls could become a third team in a Davis deal, sending the No. 7 pick to New Orleans in exchange for Ball.More news: Texans fire general manager Brian Gaine
Why: Apparently the Celtics are committed to pursuing Davis whether they get Kyrie Irving back or not.
Griffin recently met with Davis to discuss a potential future together, though the attempt appears to have proven futile. Those talks were led by New Orleans general manager Dell Demps and Lakers president Magic Johnson - both of whom are no longer employed in those positions.More news: Trump and Macron's figurative tree of friendship has withered and died