ANTHONY DAVIS is wanted by Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
Davis has 18 months remaining on his contract with New Orleans Pelicans but he is frustrated with his side’s poor form this term.
Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have been long linked with a move for the MVP-calibre power forward.
But sources have apparently told Lowe that the reigning champions Warriors are also mulling over a scoop for the Pelicans star.
However, there is a major problem in that the Warriors can ill-afford to send any of their leading men as part of a trade for Davis.
The only possibility could be Klay Thompson, according to Lowe, but he “unlikely” to want to move to a side languishing second-bottom of the Western Conference.
“The Warriors have been publicly linked to Davis before and would surely be interested, sources say,” Lowe wrote.
“But it’s hard to find a realistic path ahead of next season.
“They aren’t trading [Steph] Curry or [Kevin] Durant for him; Durant is a free agent anyway.
“Draymond Green probably isn’t enticing enough as a centerpiece considering what little else the Warriors have in draft picks and young players.
“Klay Thompson is a free agent too, and it seems unlikely he would agree to a sign-and-trade sending him to New Orleans.”
Because of Thompson’s unwillingness to move to the Pelicans it leaves the Lakers and Celtics leading the race for Davis’ signature.
“That might leave only Boston and the Lakers with the combination of assets, remaining roster power, and market/historical appeal,” Lowe added.
“The Celtics want their chance, and if they get it, expect them to be ultra-aggressive even without any assurances from Davis that he will re-sign.
“The Celtics are confident in the team and culture they have built under Brad Stevens.
“Other teams will try to butt their way in if the Davis sweepstakes materialises.
“New Orleans will fight like hell to make sure it never does. Davis is worth all of it.”