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NBA rumors: Anthony Davis 'focused on the Lakers' as top destination

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NBA rumors: Anthony Davis 'focused on the Lakers' as top destination

The Lakers want Anthony Davis and apparently, Davis wants the Lakers.

The Athletic's Shams Charania is reporting that the disgruntled Pelicans center is focused on joining LeBron James in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner reported that the Lakers made five trade proposals to Pelicans GM Dell Demps. One of the reported offers had the Lakers shipping Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Ivan Zubac and a future first-round pick to New Orleans for Davis.

Any team other than the Lakers must take caution when trading for Davis. ESPN reported on Thursday that the All-Star big man views all destinations other than the Lakers as a one-year stop.

The Boston Celtics may be able to offer a better package on July 1, but Charania is reporting that Davis is not interested in staying in Boston long term.

Charania reports the New York Knicks are also a preferred destination for Davis, but that seems less likely after the Knicks traded their best asset -- Kristaps Porzingis -- to the Mavericks on Thursday.

Source: Warriors' Damian Jones to play summer league in California Classic

Source: Warriors' Damian Jones to play summer league in California Classic

Damian Jones has only played 49 games since the Warriors took the center with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. With Golden State's roster in flux, the big man needs more reps.

That's exactly what he will get this summer, too. 

A source has told NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock that the Warriors will use Jones on their summer league team at the California Classic in Sacramento. 

The California Classic will be held July 1, 2 and 3 at Golden 1 Center. It will feature four teams -- the Warriors, Kings, Lakers and Heat. 

Jones, who turns 24 on June 30, played in 24 games last season for the Warriors. He started 22, averaging 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and one block over 17.1 minutes per game. 

Jones began the season as the Warriors' starting center while DeMarcus rehabbed a torn Achilles. But he tore a left pectoral muscle in December and didn't return until Game 1 of the Western Conference finals

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This upcoming season will be a big one for Jones, as he needs to stay healthy and prove he can be a reliable option for the Warriors in the present and the future.

NBA free agency 2019: 10 players Warriors could target to help next season

NBA free agency 2019: 10 players Warriors could target to help next season

NBA free agency is less than a week away, the Warriors find themselves under unique circumstances. 

Their top two free agent targets -- Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant -- will be rehabbing career-altering injuries that could keep them out all, not most of next season. 

If both re-sign, the Warriors will be well over the luxury tax, meaning they'll only have a tax payer's mid-level exception and veteran minimum deals to hand out when free agency starts June 30.

Despite their salary-cap situation, some intriguing free agents could be had in Golden State's price range. To get you ready for free agency, here's a list of potential options for the Warriors. 

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