So, Anthony Davis has requested a trade publicly. Between the trade request and his expiring contract, the Pelicans are under some pressure to deal their unhappy star before they lose him for nothing in 2020. Still, they've got time. They have a whole lot of time.
Despite Davis making his feelings known earlier this week, don't expect him to be traded to the Lakeshow any time soon, at least that's what ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says.
Earlier this week, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin, it was revealed that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps is "not picking up his phone" regarding potential trade offers for Davis. For the Lakers, even as they prepare a "monster" trade package for A.D., it sounds as if they aren't even being considered.
It's this kind of animosity that makes things difficult for Los Angeles. As they seek to pair LeBron with another star, they'll find that other teams will not be as willing to help them out.
Their best (and maybe only) option at this point it to look towards free-agency, where teams lose control over where certain players end up. While they might be getting shut out in the trade talks, they only need to convince one of the star free-agents in July to come for them to be back atop the world.