New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has reportedly informed the organization of "a handful" of teams he would re-sign with when he becomes a free agent in 2020, and the Boston Celtics are not of them.
Davis is hoping to be dealt before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, with most signs pointing to the Lakers having the best chance to land him.
With the Celtics out of the running at least until this summer, it would appear that the Lake Show have the inside track due to the young pieces that they could send in exchange for the All-NBA forward, combined with his desire to be there.
New Orleans is expected to send a counteroffer to Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Co. ahead of the deadline and could ask for two first-round picks along with more young talent.
The Lakers will most likely have to give up a lot for New Orleans to let go of the best player in their franchise's history. At just 25 years old, Davis is a top-five NBA player and a potential future league MVP.