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New Orleans drew the rights to Zion Williams, will Anthony Davis stay with The Pelicans now ?..

WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 14,627 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

He wanted to leave because he didn't see an opportunity to win in New Orleans, I'd say the odds of both staying and winning went WAY UP with a lucky ping pong ball.

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  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 1,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Totally agree. Everyone was talking leading up to the draft about New Orleans possibility trading Davis to whoever won the draft to get Zion. Now they could very well have both.

  • JoeClarkJoeClark Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ Junior

    If I were the GM, which I’m not, I’d still trade AD for years of better picks and players this year to put around Zion. Probably one bad rookie year for him and then another lottery pick kind of thing

  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 1,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    That's not a bad idea CrazyJoe but the NBA is such a star driven league. If you're the Pels your shortest path to contending is putting pieces around Davis and Williamson. You'd need lots of shooters.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 14,627 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    JoeClark. Almost every NBA champion has had at least 2 elite star players. I'd keep Davis and build around him and Williams if possible.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 8,642 mod

    AD, Jrue, and Zion is a good team. And they can offer him more money. NO should at least try to win with those guys

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    No doubt Kasey. AD with Zion, that’s a scary combo right there

  • judasdurantjudasdurant Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Apparently he still want some to Ben traded

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    YES, with Zion now in tow, Davis and his camp AT LEAST reconsiders his trade demands.

  • corai3corai3 Posts: 447 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Heck they may trade Zion for another star...or like others have said, trade AD and build a young core.

  • donmdonm Posts: 9,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    AD isn't old...he'd certainly be part of any young core I would think.

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Anthony Davis won't enter FA until after the season anyway so he may as well do all he can to make it work and c if he an Zion can become in time the NBAs most dominant duo. U need WORLD BEATERS to win an NBA Championship and looks like the "Brow" has been gifted 1in the form of Williamson.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 8,642 mod

    Word is he still wants out

    1) see what the Knicks give

    or

    2) wait till February when more teams can offer good stuff

  • AugDawg69AugDawg69 Posts: 326 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    The pelicans would be fools to trade Zion. Him being at duke showed he’s a team first player. He’s a once in a life time player

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 14,627 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited May 15

    The Pelicans' management team would be foolish to go into next season without some resolution to the Davis situation. Either get him re-signed or buy a big truck to load the booty they'll get in a trade deal.

    I'm sure their preference is to re-sign him, he's still very young and they would have the potential to build a dynasty around him and Williams. The risk would be too high to just hold their hand and hope he stays.

  • SoFL_DawgSoFL_Dawg Posts: 5,854 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Think it’ll still be the Lakers. The Lakers will package the number 4 overall pick along with 1-2 of their young core to NO. Any two of Ball/Kuzma/Ingram for AD. NO needs to get something now because AD is leaving.

    I don’t think the Knicks have enough to offer for trade bait. If they get Durant and Kyrie it won’t matter anyway, they’ll be positioned to come out the east annually.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 14,627 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    AugDawg69. It's funny that with all ZW's outrageous athleticism it's the small stuff that really makes me think he can be an all time talent. Pick any of the consensus top 20 all time players. They all had the aptitude and skill set to match and often exceed their measurable gifts. When I see Zion block/steal the ball, drive the open floor and make a fantastic bounce pass assist I know he has virtually limitless potential. He needs to get down to between 250lb and 260lb in my opinion to both stay healthy and max out his stamina, quickness and jumping ability.

  • judasdurantjudasdurant Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Funny thing is, pelicans could’ve had much more if they had just accepted the trade at the deadline. Every day that goes bye they lose leverage

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 8,642 mod

    Actually they gain it bc more teams can offer something. Knicks can offer pick 3, Knox, frenchie or Mitchell, smith and they Dallas picks. That’s way better than anything LA can offer

    76ers could give a package based around Ben Simmons who’s better than anyone the Lakers are dangling

    itll be interesting for sure

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 14,627 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If I was looking at a potential deal with The Lakers to move Davis I wouldn't touch Ball, there is far too much potential drama and the kid can't shoot. Ingram is the prize IMO, I'd ask for Ingram, Kuzma and both their 2020 and 2021 1st rd picks.

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