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NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Has A Short List of 4 Teams If Pelicans Fail

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Credit: USA Today

Credit: USA Today

Anthony Davis has played his entire career so far at the New Orleans Pelicans but if the franchise doesn’t get any closer to a championship, the big man may be on his way out very soon.

According to Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports, Anthony Davis is eyeing of four teams, the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Davis still has another two more years on his contract currently with the Pelicans along with $29 million player option for the 2020-21 season. He is also eligible for a supermax contract that will be worth over $230 million beginning in 2020.

Since being drafted by New Orleans in the 2012 NBA Draft as the first overall pick, the Pelicans have played in just two playoff series. Their only series win in the postseason came this year when they managed to sweep the Trail Blazers to move on to the Semi-Finals. Anthony Davis starred in the series, averaging an impressive 33 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

It looks to be clear that Davis is looking for more than just a heavy paycheck, the former number 1 pick is hoping to be a part of a side that’s contending for a championship in the very near future.

“Winning and being the best player on the floor every night” matter most to Davis, according to the source, who spoke to Get More Sports on the condition of anonymity.

Many believed that Davis was already planning to head to the Lakers to team up with LeBron James when he signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports who also represents LeBron. It would be hard to see why a duo of LeBron and Davis wouldn’t be able to dominate in the postseason and contend with sides such as the Golden State Warriors.

Anthony Davis hasn’t lost any of his stellar form over the years, the 25-year-old averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the 2018 season showing why so many teams would be desperate to get the big man across to their franchise.