NBA Notebook: Davis Wants Trade To Lakers Or Knicks | 2/27/2019 | Staff
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Klutch Sports and Anthony Davis envision the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks as the only fitting destinations for the All-Star power forward.

According to The Athletic, Davis narrowed his official preferred list of four teams submitted to the Pelicans at the 2019 All-Star break to only two. Still, Davis has no say in the matter based on his existing contract. He could choose to instruct Rich Paul and Klutch Sports to inform suitors he will not sign beyond next season, but the same message of uncertainty didn’t halt the Toronto Raptors’ 2018 pursuit of Kawhi Leonard.

Meantime - Pelicans - Grip - Davis - Market

In the meantime, the Pelicans are trying to get a grip on Davis’ market. Davis said during the 2019 All-Star break that he wouldn’t turn down a trade “anywhere” in the NBA but described his motive as “just wanting to win.”

–Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was traveling to New York City on Tuesday for evaluations on the injury, league sources told The Athletic.

Durant - Game - NBA - Finals - Toronto

Durant was lost in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Monday and likely for months to come with a ruptured right Achilles.

Durant, who is three weeks from another foray into free agency, played for the first time since May 8, when he strained his right calf. He exited in the second quarter in a game the Warriors won 106-105 to prevent Toronto from winning the series.

Finalist - Paul - George - Oklahoma - City

–MVP finalist Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder underwent left shoulder surgery to repair a small tear in his labrum, the team announced.

The surgery comes five weeks after George underwent right shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn tendon.

George - Finalist - Defensive - Player - Year

George, who is also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, established career-best averages of 28 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals while sinking a career-high 292 3-pointers in 77 games...
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