Today, our senior NBA writer Brandon Robinson has reported that the Denver Nuggets have engaged in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans surrounding a trade involving Anthony Davis.
They have reportedly offered a solid package including Michael Porter Jr. for the superstar who is looking to find a way out:
Worth noting: Denver Nuggets Nuggets offered a package to the New Orleans Pelicans that included MPJ, Harris & multiple 1st round picks. https://t.co/OgCngC0r0u
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) February 7, 2019
We can assume that the Pelicans elected to decline the trade as they have proved (with their discussions with the Lakers) that they are looking for a ton in return. Don’t get it wrong, a package of Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., and multiple first round picks is quite hefty.
But, the Pelicans are looking more for early 1st round picks instead of late ones which is what Denver is offering. That’s given how great of a season they are currently having and will most likely be having for the foreseeable future.
Anthony Davis is a name that we’ll consistently hear up until the trade deadline today (3 PM EST). The Lakers, Knicks, and Celtics have notably been interested, but now include the Nuggets in that group of teams.