We’ve all heard that Anthony Davis has requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans – and we’ll get to that! But are there any other NBA trade rumors swirling around the sports world worth talking about as the February 7th trade deadline looms? Maybe. Though we know how rarely NBA trades pan out when you consider the amount of discussion and drama that surrounds them, it is still fun to talk, right? Here are a few of the biggest NBA trade rumors of 2019 and how to get cheap NBA tickets to see these teams in action!

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Blake Griffin denies wanting to be traded from the Pistons

First off, a Twitter rumor got so big that Blake Griffin and Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores had to publicly deny it. Following the team’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Griffin said. “I am happy here and, of course, I’m frustrated. You should be frustrated — if you’re not frustrated, what are you doing playing basketball?” So yeah, the Pistons are in 10th place in the East despite Griffin putting up an average of 26 points and 8 rebounds per game and shooting better from beyond the arc than he ever has, but he says he wants to stick around…

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The Pelicans might be down to trade a few other guys.

With Anthony Davis hell-bent on leaving the team, we thought the opposite might be the case – that New Orleans would cling tightly to its few remaining starters. But perhaps they’re in the mood for a rebuild instead? Before Davis made his announcement, apparently a few NBA teams out there heard that Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle, and E’Twaun Moore were on the table in exchange for picks. If the Pelicans already know they’re going to struggle after losing their biggest star, could they actually be trying to swap several players and revamp the whole squad? Maybe.

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Kyrie Irving might want out of Boston

Sure, he announced that he planned to re-sign with the Celtics, but there are no rules here. He’s trash talked and apologized to Lebron in the past, but that doesn’t mean that Irving won’t ever play alongside him again. Apparently, he’s mentioned having a real interest in reuniting with The King. Irving made news for his very vocal frustrations with his younger teammates in Boston and now there’s supposedly some uncertainty about whether Irving will actually stick around until the offseason. Still, the Celtics probably won’t trade him away. But they will keep trying to get Anthony Davis to join them, even though they can’t start wooing the Pelicans until this summer. Maybe that prospect will make Irving more interested in staying with his current team?

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Okay, okay, what about Anthony Davis?

So much could happen here. Or nothing at all.

Word on the street is that the New Orleans Pelicans GM hadn’t returned phone calls from the Los Angeles Lakers, who are currently the most prime candidate for AD’s next destination. General Manager Dell Demps has reportedly called back other GMs around the league… but not the Laker’s Rob Pelinka. But there’s been an update to that rumor. Apparently, Lakers’ owner Magic Johnson and Demps have spoken and discussed several trade scenarios involving Davis. Will the Pelicans stick by their word and keep Davis around until his contract is up? (If they don’t get the bargain they’re looking for, you can bet that’s exactly what they’ll do.) Other rumors suggest that the Lakers are ready to get this deal locked down… because they won’t be interested in Davis come summertime. Well, according to rumors anyway…

Another rumor? Lonzo Ball isn’t feeling the move to New Orleans. It’s no secret that the Lakers are thinking of including him in a trade package to woo the Pelicans, but Ball says if he’s got to be traded, he’d really prefer to go to the Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks. Too bad he doesn’t get a say in that decision…

Like we mentioned, if the Pelicans hang on to Davis, expect some moving and shaking from the Boston Celtics. They are willing to trade, like, everybody to get him (except Jayson Tatum, who they hope to combine with Kyrie Irving and Davis to make up their new Big Three). That means they would deal Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, or Marcus Smart – or some combination of those guys – to get AD.

One last, more obvious rumor: We’re pretty certain now that Davis’s preferred destination is the Lakers, even if his agent won’t confirm it. This means that if some other team does get him in a trade deal before February 7th, it could just be on a rental basis until 2020 when he enters free agency.

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Which of these rumors do you believe? Do you think the Pelicans will end up trading Anthony Davis?