NBA News Roundup, Wednesday, June 12th: Anthony Davis trade could be completed ahead of NBA draft, Kevin Durant free agency update and more
Anthony Davis' future could be decided by next week
Reports earlier this week revealed that the New Orleans Pelicans were finally open to trading Anthony Davis, and Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders believes a deal could be completed next week:
The New Orleans Pelicans have started to field calls and offers on forward Anthony Davis. The prevailing thought from teams who have tried to engage in a deal is that the Pelicans would like closure as soon as it’s practical, with most believing closure will come around the draft.
League sources say that more than half of the league has logged interest in obtaining Davis for themselves, and while the teams most commonly linked to Davis – New York, Brooklyn, the LA Clippers and Lakers – appear to still be in the hunt, there are a lot of conversations taking place.
Davis has spent his entire career with the Pelicans but requested a trade back in January due to the organisation's inability to compete.