While Anthony Davis is far from the only player to ever demand a trade, the direct nature of his request and structure of the modern NBA combined to make it the first of its kind. No player has ever face more scrutiny for his desire to play elsewhere.
Former Pelicans GM Dell Demps tried to split the difference between rebuilding and contending and accomplished neither. After how the Anthony Davis trade situation unfolded, New Orleans had no choice but to let him go.
From second-rounder to valuable second option, Bucks' Khris Middleton is finally making his first All-Star appearance. The Crossover examines his journey and his sacrifice that has propelled Milwaukee to the top of the standings.
Now that they have Tobias Harris and a long list of stars, the Sixers are one of the NBA's hardest puzzles to crack. With so many threats throughout the lineup, Philadelphia is almost impossible to defend.
With LeBron James on the Lakers, the pressure to win now has amped up in the East. That much was obvious at the trade deadline, when the Raptors, 76ers and Bucks all stocked up in hopes of making a Finals run.
At this point every basketball fan knows about Anthony Davis's demand, but what other guys could be moved for the right deal? The Crossover dives into the pool of players available at the trade deadline.
The path to prominence in the NBA comes through the NBA draft, creating incentive for teams to lose and lose big. Dallas's trade for Kristaps Porzingis presented the opportunity to sidestep that process all together.
The Lakers have been waiting for Anthony Davis, and their window to land him is finally here. With a star of this caliber on the board, Los Angeles should be prepared for any non-LeBron asks the Pelicans make.