Davis has an extensive injury history.
The Lakers have been actively trying to acquire Davis from the Pelicans, but according to a report from ESPN, New Orleans is nearly looking to be "overcompensated" in a deal to trade him before the deadline. But the Bulls game will mark his ninth straight missed since suffering a left index finger injury January 18.
The NBA trade deadline is at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
That's according to National Basketball Association insider Nick Wright who has spoken about the New Orleans Pelicans star. It's possible that they'd allow Davis to regain his starting role after the deadline passes and held him out last night as a precaution, but this is an interesting development to keep an eye on nonetheless. "Obviously, it's a tough situation, but my intention is to still play and when I'm able to play, I plan on suiting up". (According to a report by Wojnarowski, Boston isn't on Davis' list of teams.) Though both Tatum and Brown are a lot to surrender in return, Boston would potentially still have a strong starting five of Irving, Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward, Davis and Al Horford, with the ability to re-sign free agents Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier to fill out the bench. Although the Celtics can't be sure about Irving's forthcoming decision in July, they remain confident that he'll choose to stay in Boston, sources said. Odds are though, the Pelicans will take their time and continue letting the offers come to them into the offseason.
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Then Bournemouth and we go again. 'The first half we had 80 per cent of the ball so only one team suffered and it was us, ' he said. "It was another hard start to the game".
This is what makes trade talks so hard.
This would just be a hilarious night on NBA Twitter (which it very much was) if the Lakers were poised to make some sort of deal shipping off some or all of those young players who have seen their team shop them openly for about a week now.
What's more, there's a small possibility that the Knicks could win the draft lottery and become viable candidates for a trade.
The Pelicans are being especially careful with Anthony Davis.