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Betting odds move as Lakers are close to trading for Anthony Davis

One week ago, Anthony Davis requested a trade from the Pelicans. His agent Rich Paul informed the Pelicans that he will decline his inevitable supermax extension offer from the organization this summer and that he wanted to be traded to another team.

NBA teams lined up to try to get Davis and it's clear why. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft is set to make his sixth straight All-Star appearance and fourth All-NBA First Team, as he's averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds in 41 games while playing high-level defense with 2.6 blocks and 1.7 steals per game.

The Pelicans are in no hurry to make a deal before the February 7 trade deadline but they started taking calls for Davis, with the Lakers sending them several offers.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that Anthony Davis' representatives have informed the Pelicans that he would like to sign long-term with the Lakers, Knicks, Bucks and Clippers if he is traded and according to Brad Turner of the LA Times, the Lakers' latest offer to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis is: Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley and two 1st round picks. Los Angeles is also willing to take Solomon Hill for cap relief. Will the Pelicans accept?

Where will Anthony Davis play in Game 1 of the 2019-20 season?

Odds provided by Jazz Sports

Los Angeles Lakers -105

Boston Celtics +180

New Orleans Pelicans +600

Toronto Raptors +700

New York Knicks +800

Philadelphia 76ers +1500

Golden State Warriors +2000

Houston Rockets +2500

Oklahoma City Thunder +3000

San Antonio Spurs +3000

Field (All others) +3000

NBA Pick: Davis will likely end up with the Lakers, possibly this week but at +3000 I'm placing a small bet on the field, knowing that he's open to signing an extension if he's traded to the Bucks and Clippers.

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