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NBA Trade Rumors: Warriors, Celtics & Spurs among teams vying for Anthony Davis

805   //    01 Feb 2018, 04:32 IST

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It appears that Anthony Davis may not be in New Orleans next season...

What's the story?

With the loss of DeMarcus Cousins, the New Orleans Pelicans are having to reassess their short and long-term futures and according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, trading their superstar PF Anthony Davis may be inevitable.

In case you didn't know...

Cousins had to leave the 26 January game against the Houston Rockets. It was determined that he suffered a torn left Achilles tendon and will be out the remainder of the season according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The heart of the matter

According to Deveney, several teams are putting together plans to acquire the five-time NBA All-Star. Those teams include the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.

Deveney spoke to a general manager within the league who believes that the New Orleans' GM Dell Demps will be fired at the end of the season and the team will go into a rebuilding mode.

On the season, Davis is averaging 26.4 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game. While his rebounds are on par with his career statistics, he is averaging nearly four more points per game than his career average.

What's next?

Though the Pelicans have lost Cousins for the year, they still have a winning record and are in seventh place in the Western Conference. New Orleans (27-23) takes on the Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC for their next game on Friday, 2 February.

Author's take

Being a Boston Celtics fan, I love hearing this news. I can probably speak for most of the nation where if he goes to Golden State, there will be a large collective groan.

It's odd to me to see that Davis wouldn't be involved in a new GM's rebuilding plans considering he is only 24 years old in his sixth NBA season.

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