The New Orleans Pelicans finally got their first win after three weeks of losing eight straight games. But it's not enough to make Anthony Davis stay as frustration builds around the superstar big man. Now, Davis might be in this season's NBA trade rumors 2016 and could possibly join D'Angelo Russel and the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to Fan Sided, possible NBA trade rumors that could happen is the Pelicans trading Davis if they keep on losing. The team is projected to become a top contender this season but issues on and off the court have been plaguing them.
Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, the team's key players, have been out to start this new NBA season. Yahoo Sports reported that Holiday is taking care of his wife who just gave birth. Evans underwent arthroscopic surgery and there's no specific timetable for his return according to Rotoworld.
Davis put up good numbers to start the season scoring back-to-back 40 point games, but without his two best guards, his efforts are put to waste. This brings Davis in the NBA trade rumors 2016 picture and the best scenario for the Pelicans would be trading him to get younger players and draft picks.
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly shopping Brandon Ingram, their 2nd overall pick in the 2016 draft. With Ingram rising to stardom, it's the best time to trade him and get an established big man like Davis who'd complement D'Angelo Russel's playing style.
The transaction would turn out with Ingram, along with Nick Young and Lou Williams going to the Pelicans while Davis goes to the Lakers. The transaction would be valid according to ESPN NBA trade machine.
It would benefit both teams as the Pelicans will get young and established players from the Lakers. The Lakers would then get a dominant big man who could give them a run for the playoffs.
These NBA trade rumors 2016 are just speculations that could possibly happen in the post season. It gives everybody reason to look out for these two teams to pull the trigger.