The Los Angeles Lakers gave the impression to be squarely on the prime of the checklist and main the way in which in Anthony Davis commerce talks in current weeks. And whereas that was probably true, it doesn’t imply a number of different groups weren’t not less than within the combine and having conversations with the New Orleans Pelicans.
One crew who spoke with the Pelicans about buying Davis was the New York Knicks, however the newest rumblings level them holding again their greatest supply. In line with The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the talked about together with a number of gamers reminiscent of Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and a number of draft picks. With that stated, Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson weren’t “totally supplied.”
The Knicks mentioned a number of belongings in a possible supply — that includes Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith and the No. three total choose and different draft compensation, league sources stated — however by no means totally supplied younger ahead Kevin Knox and prized heart Mitchell Robinson, each of whom the franchise could be very excessive on whereas the Pelicans weren’t believed to be.
Charania goes on to state that the Knicks’ “greatest supply by no means actually got here,” whereas additionally stating that it wouldn’t have mattered. That is certainly as a result of huge haul the Pelicans obtained from the Lakers, which featured Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
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