Latest From Charania: Davis, Beal, Irving, Conley, Suns

The Knicks discussed a trade package for Anthony Davis that included Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith, Thursday’s No. 3 overall pick and other draft compensation, but they never fully offered forward Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Pelicans weren’t particularly high on either Knox or Robinson anyway but the Knicks were reluctant to jeopardize their future flexibility because they weren’t convinced Davis would re-sign with them.

Contrary to other reports, the Celtics were open to discussing Jayson Tatum and the future first-rounder owed by the Grizzlies in a trade package for Davis but didn’t want to part with both of those assets, Charania continues. Boston’s unwillingness to give up multiple major assets tipped the scale in the Lakers’ favor. The Nets also made a bid, Charania adds, but the Pelicans weren’t enamored with their available assets, especially since the Nets couldn’t include restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell.

Here are more highlights from Charania:

  • The Rockets were willing to get involved in three-team scenarios in Davis trade talks with Clint Capela being dangled.
  • The Pelicans are monitoring the Wizards’ interest in trading All-Star guard Bradley Beal.
  • The Celtics and impending free agent Kyrie Irving will meet soon, possibly before the draft, to discuss his future with the organization.
  • The Grizzlies have ramped up trade talks involving point guard Mike Conley. The Jazz are the leading contenders for Conley’s services.
  • The Suns have discussed moving the No. 6 pick, as well as forwards T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson, in separate trade packages.
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11 thoughts on “Latest From Charania: Davis, Beal, Irving, Conley, Suns

  1. KnicksFanCavsFan

    Griffin is making moves as if he’s trying to field a team that can compete next year. I also think that if his mindset was to think future, future, future then a Knicks deal that includes Knox, Robinson and #3 plus future Knicks (or 2020 Mavs) pick is better then some think.

    PG-Holiday
    SG-Barrett
    SF-Knox
    PF-Williamson
    C-Robinson

    and having all of them for at least 3 years would’ve been interesting. Then considering the likely draft position for the Mavs next year and Knicks in the near future, those picks from the Knicks should better that those of the Lakers.

    What’s point of trading for Beal? He’ll likely to be in the same situation as AD….asking for a trade. with 1 year left on his deal.

    • Sheldon Bowen

      In trading for Beal. I think the 4th best NBA prospect is a PG. With ball there and holiday who can play both guard spots maybe the thinking is to trade a extra pg something else. I agree Beal doesn’t fit there timeline. However Ingram, ball, Zion aren’t shooters and they just need space for them to Operate.

      • KnicksFanCavsFan

        Then I’d rather draft a shooter. Garland would make sense. He can transition to SG if they prefer to keep Ball or he can share PG duties with Ball. He’s said to be an exceptional outside shooter. But I don’t buy that they can’t find good talent with the #4 pick. I think Beal would cost more than just the #4. I’m not comparing Davis to Beal but Beal did average 25 ppg (same as AD) and comes with 2 years guaranteed. He won’t cost what AD did but it should be considerably more than a #3, especially in what most call a “weak” draft (which I disagree with).

    • Curtisrowe

      Why would Beal ask for a trade? The situation in New Orleans is WAAAAY better than in Washington.

      • KnicksFanCavsFan

        If given a choice, I’m sure Beal would prefer to go to a more competitive team. His money is the same regardless of what city he plays the next two years but who doesn’t want to compete in today’s NBA? I think he would cost them a nice bit of their assets (they know they’ll suck next year but why would WAS not max out the value of their only “real” asset?).

        • If I’m Beal I’d love a change of scenery. I’m sure things must be stale from the same falling short of expectations each year and playing with some exciting young talent in NO would seem enticing

      • KnicksFanCavsFan

        That’s like saying unripe watermelons taste bad. Of course they do. They haven’t reached their potential yet. Knox had a good season “for a 19 yo”. Robinson never played a game of college ball but averaged 2.5 blocks and 7 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench plus has a high motor. He could be the best defensive big next year and is signed to a super team-friendly 3/$6 mil deal. He has great defensive upside. How is that not something every team could use?

  2. x%sure

    It’s so much easier to post here than on the Athletic. Right now their posters are mad at Charania for writing item-type articles (like at HR) instead of telling a story. Funny.

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