​​Anthony Davis' days in ​New Orleans are officially numbered after the superstar big man told the organization that he would not sign a contract extension and would ​prefer to be traded to a contender. 


It's now been revealed, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, that Davis' preferred destination would be Los Angeles with the Lakers, and that if he's traded to another team he will be nothing more than a rental until the end of the 2020 season, after which he will be a free agent.

Davis is officially clearing his path to LA, where he will have every chance to win now. Teaming up with LeBron James, who has appeared in each of the past eight NBA Finals, is a pretty terrific place to start.


The Pelicans have struggled this season, posting a 22-28 record through their first 50 games of the year, sitting in 13th place in the Western Conference. AD is right to want to go in a different direction.

​The Pelicans are not planning on rushing a Davis trade and may opt to ship off the 25-year-old this offseason, rather than prior to the league's Feb. 7 trade deadline. Any offer that they'd receive now is almost guaranteed to remain on the table into the summer. But that doesn't make the superstar's preference to be a Laker any less prominent.