Lakers and Pelicans trade talks heat up with deadline on Thursday

Lakers and Pelicans trade talks heat up with deadline on Thursday
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 2 p.m. central.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - With the NBA trade deadline coming Thursday, talks between the Pelicans and Lakers are really starting to heat up concerning Anthony Davis.

Lakers president Magic Johnson and Pelicans GM Dell Demps have had multiple conversations today, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. There’s no sense how much progress sides have made toward a possible trade, but the Lakers have absolutely gotten more serious in the discussions.

The Lakers offered a new package to the Pels that includes multiple young players, multiple draft picks and Pelicans salary cap relief for Davis, according to Wojnarowski.

Davis' representatives gave the Pelicans a list of teams that he would sign long-term deals with. The Clippers and Bucks are among the teams on the list, in a tweet by Wojnarowski. So far, Clippers haven’t made an offer on Davis, sources said.

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