Could the Atlanta Hawks Help Facilitate an Anthony Davis Trade?

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Now injured Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is apparently at the top of the Pelicans list when it comes to things they'd want in an Anthony Davis-to-L.A. deal, according to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. However, New Orleans also has the option of keeping Davis through the end of the season and either convincing him to stay with the franchise or trading him in the offseason.

While that is an issue for Ball and his representatives, New Orleans does not see the issue.

As a result, the Lakers are pulling out no stops when it comes to their trade offers.

Sources: Lakers let Demps know one of trade scenarios would include Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, No. 1 pick, per source. One social media user in particular created a fake Instagram comment left by Lakers star LeBron James on Davis' latest post.

Ball's camp has concerns about how crowded the Pelicans' backcourt is.

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"I feel like, in the National Basketball Association, it seems like it's more about the drama off the court that is being talked about and discussed and people get excited about than the play", Ainge said.

The Knicks have struggled in each of the last several seasons, but the losses are coming in greater numbers than ever this year.

The blow does get softened a bit by Los Angeles also netting Frank Jackson, a 20-year-old two-way ball-handler with upside, but the Pelicans won't mind losing him if it means clearing bad money from their books while also receiving nearly all of the top prospects on Los Angeles' roster in return.

So, would Ainge trade for a player just for a year to try and win a title? He's all potential for now, but his upside could be huge if he continues to develop.

Through the first three seasons of his career, he is averaging 17.8 points per game to go along with 7.1 rebounds. "You got him and Porzingis, they are going to be a terrific team". The team later acknowledged Davis had requested a trade over the weekend.

The Lakers want to get a deal done and have no plans on trying to outbid the Boston Celtics this summer.