Pelicans' Davis won't ask to be traded, but will consider all options

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The future is still very much up in the air for New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, as there is still chatter he might be on the trading block, or might be moved this offseason.

Some of those possible options became a bit more clear Wednesday, as Shams Charania of Stadium reported Davis does not plan on asking to be moved from the Pelicans this season, and will look at options this summer.

This upcoming offseason will be an interesting one as the Pelicans can offer Davis a supermax extension, but if he doesn't ink it he can become an unrestricted free agent as early as the summer of 2020.

Davis could also sign his 2020-21 player option with New Orleans, but that's not likely to happen as he will want to hold his future in his own hands.

There will be many teams that will make pitches to get the former first overall pick to come to their franchise, as Davis is a game-changer who can make an instant impact with just about any team.

Davis this season in 41 games is putting up 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.6 blocks per game, numbers that would be a welcome fit to just about any team in the NBA.

As for the Pelicans, they are still pushing to try and make the postseason this year, but sitting at 22-25, they are in 12th in the Western Conference and with Davis now nursing a finger injury that could force him to miss a week or more, they could fall further back in the standings.

Many think that Davis could head out West to help out LeBron James and the Lakers, but there's going to be plenty of competition from teams in the East that are looking to add a superstar the caliber of Davis that could push them over the top as well.