Report: Pelicans open to multi-team trade involving Davis
This news seems to indicate that new Pelicans president David Griffin couldn't convince Davis to play out the final year of his contract in New Orleans. The two sides reportedly met late last month to discuss Davis' trade request.
The Lakers were involved in Davis trade talks over the winter. With about $40 million in salary coming off their books on July 1, they would likely need to involve a third team in any deal.