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Pelikans G. M. Del Dempes "does not take his phone"

Derrick E. HINDEL-USA DENES Sports

New Orleans Pelicans have become the latest team from a small market that has been struggling with the superstar to continue, as Anthony Davis has informed the team that he will not sign a five-year supermax deal this summer and instead want to trade.

Davis's request, which was presented to the agent by agent Paul Paul, led to an investigation into the NBA, which resulted in the five-time All-Star being fined $ 50,000. Davis and his officials are expected to inform teams that want to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

He remains under contract during the 2019-2020 season, which puts the Pelicans in a position to keep trade up until the summer. Then Boston Celtics could get involved and get Davis or, at the very least, increase the required price.

With the Lakers and the New York Knicks among the teams expected to put pressure on Davis before the February 7 deadline, Peleiks General Manager Del Delphs was hard to get in touch with, according to Dave McManamine of ESPN:

New Orleans general manager Del Depp "does not take his phone," a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

One conversation, Dempsey, reportedly was with San Antonio coach Greg Popovic, who is said to have suggested to Pelikans to oppose giving Davis the advantage of trading with the Lakers.

If the Lakers wants to hire Pelicans in Davis's trade talks, it is believed that their offer will start with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and the original finalist. Although Ball's camp would like to see him sent to a third team in a potential trade, the Pelicans are high on the young guard.

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