NBA Trade Rumors: Anthony Davis-Draymond Green swap talks between Pelicans, Warriors revivedBy / 2016.09.13
Trade rumors regarding an Anthony Davis-Draymond Green swap between the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors have recently been revived.
At the end of last season, Golden State had expressed their interest in acquiring the 23-year-old Davis, who signed a five-year, $145 million deal with the Pelicans last summer that is only set to take effect this upcoming season.
Rumors of the said interest went out in late July when the Warriors had already secured former NBA MVP Kevin Durant to their side and is described to be "the one move that would make their 73 win team better", as per Fansided.
It was also about that time when Green's colorful on and off-court behaviors have reached fever pitch, which have triggered speculations that Golden State's senior officials are growing tired of him and could trade him before the start of the new season.
The report noted that the "Warriors have grown tired of Green's antics, from his on-court actions that got him suspended to his arrest and social media slip ups. If they can, they want to move on from him".
However, Green is considered as one of the major components in Golden State's small ball system and would demand quite a high value in return if any team would like to snag him from the former NBA champions.
Thus, rumors went out that Davis would actually be enough to persuade the Warriors to let go of Green.
Chat Sports Net reported that the Warriors could send Green and backup point guard Shaun Livingston to the Pelicans in exchange for Davis.
If that pushes through, then Golden State's starting lineup would be Davis, Durant, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry, which actually looks like a Team USA lineup.
The article said that such scenario would "give endless nightmares to opposing teams" as the "length and size of Durant and Davis will prove too much for offense and defense".
While the rumored trade in reality is only a pipe dream, the fact that such rumors are swirling is enough to catch the interest of Golden State fans who are eager to get back on the reigning NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers next season.