Anthony Davis has demanded a trade and the Los Angeles Lakers are interested. It has now become officially possible for the Lakers to link up LeBron James and AD in the Western Conference. So, can a deal between the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans happen before the NBA trade deadline? The first hurdle has been crossed.

Stephen A. Smith just stated on the January 28 episode of "Get Up" that it is now up to Magic Johnson. Can he land Davis? Richard Jefferson stated that the Lakers should put up everything they can possibly offer to land Davis in the short window available to them.

The time is there to possibly team up two of the best players in the NBA for a playoff run.

Anthony Davis trade rumors

ESPN reported that Anthony Davis has no intention of signing a contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans and that he has officially requested a trade. Davis' agent, Rich Paul, provided this information to reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, immediately making this a hot topic of discussion on Monday morning.

Davis trade to Boston Celtics?

There was also some chatter about how a Davis for Kyrie Irving trade could work for the Boston Celtics. The analysts on "Get Up" didn't feel that it was a good scenario to bet on, even though it could be a trade that puts the Celtics right in the Eastern Conference Finals this year.

Outside of Irving, the Celtics can't really make any offer before the offseason.

Preferred trade destination

His agent also stated that the preferred destination for Anthony Davis is a team where he can compete at a championship level. The February 7 NBA trade deadline comes up quickly and the fact that Davis is planning to become a free agent during summer 2020 is a big deal.

Wojnarowski has stated that the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and New York Knicks will lead the charge to acquire him. Davis is eligible for a five-year, $200 million extension from the Pelicans, so he is giving up some money to pursue a free agent contract.

Los Angeles Lakers trade package for AD

Wojnarowski went on to say that the Lakers have good young players and can offer future picks in order to get Davis from the Pelicans.

He used the word "aggressive" when describing how he felt the pursuit from the Lakers was going to be int he next week. This seems to put the Lakers right at the top of the list of possible destinations for him.

Can LeBron James bounce back from his injury to team up with Anthony Davis and take the Los Angeles Lakers right to the 2019 NBA Finals? James is reportedly back at practice, so the Lakers are about to get a nice infusion of talent. To land Davis, it could cost the Lakers Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, role players, and future picks. Giving up that many assets to the Pelicans, are the Lakers a true threat to the Golden State Warriors? Stay tuned!