The New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans both have rough starts this season. The Pelicans have lost straight games despite spectacular performances from their big man, Anthony Davis. The Knicks are also struggling to get some wins despite acquiring new player acquisitions in the offseason.
Now, there have been NBA trade rumors that the Pelicans might trade Anthony Davis in exchange for Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis.
According to The Inquisitr, Anthony Davis is becoming a lot more frustrated as they keep on losing games which resulted with the big man wanting to be traded. He has been putting up big numbers and breaking records to start the season but it appears that his efforts haven't paid off. Now, the 6'10'' power forward is weighing his options if he could go to a winning team and maximize his star potential.
The Knicks are also dealing with issues about their rising star Kristaps Porzingis having a drift from their new head coach, Jeff Hornacek. In a report by Sportsrageous, rumors have spread that the 7'3'' big man feels that he should get more minutes and play big roles for the team. After being benched by Hornacek in the fourth quarter in their defeat against the Pistons, it looks like NBA trade speculations have circled around Kristaps Porzingis.
Now, there's a possibility for these two struggling teams to make a deal with each other, where the Knicks could send Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis to the Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. The transaction is legal under NBA trade rules according to ESPN NBA trade machine.
It is arguable if this Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis trade would benefit both teams, but with these teams struggling to start the season, it is not far from happening. There are also chances that other teams might be involved in the trade.
If this deal would happen, it would definitely be another blockbuster moment for the NBA. These NBA trade rumors are always a buzz in the league and it is exciting to see if these rumors would play out as the season progresses.