A coast-to-coast arms race for AD is brewing.

The ​Los Angeles Lakers and ​New York Knicks are getting ready to make a run in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, according to NBA insider Chris Haynes.

The LA front office met Monday to discuss the franchise's future plans regarding Davis after news broke he's not planning to sign an extension with the Pelicans. 

With their original target of landing a top-tier free agent this coming summer looking more and more complicated, it may be time for New Orleans to strike a deal now while they're in the driver's seat. Especially with Boston being hurt by the ​"Rose Rule."

LA has been rumored to have a trade package involving Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Ivica Zubac and a first-round pick. Brandon Ingram is also in the mix in place of Kuzma, which would be beneficial for the Lakers.

The Knicks also have valuable trade chips, including Kristaps Porzingis, rookie Kevin Knox and a lottery pick in next year's draft.

If New York can land Davis, it could go a long way in luring Golden State Warriors free agent to-be Kevin Durant to join them, while still having a chance to sign Kyrie Irving or Kemba Walker. The Big Apple has been itching for a true title contender since the days of Patrick Ewing.