5 sleeper teams New Orleans could trade Anthony Davis to

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 28: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans takes to the court before a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Smoothie King Center on December 28, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 28: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans takes to the court before a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Smoothie King Center on December 28, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 19: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings shoots against Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at the Smoothie King Center on October 19, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 19: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings shoots against Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at the Smoothie King Center on October 19, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Dark Horse #3: Sacramento Kings

The Pelicans land the blossoming De’Aaron Fox, who was the #5 overall pick in 2017. Sacramento throws in big-man Marvin Bagley III, the #2 pick from 2018, and Bogdan Bogdanovic, a guy that is young enough for a rebuild and is shooting around 38% from three, a number that could go up as he matures.

Fox is absolutely the type of talent the Pelicans would love to acquire for this uncertain era of New Orleans basketball. Bagley hasn’t looked like a slam-dunk of a #2 pick yet (particularly thanks to how incredible Luka Doncic, the #3 pick has been), but the potential is clearly there for him. The Pelicans would pray for the Kings to fall off a bit next season so the position of their 2020 draft pick makes it worth it.

The Kings would hope that being in California is good enough for Davis, even if it isn’t Los Angeles. They’d still have some talent to pair with AD and would look to make further moves in the summer to shore up a lineup that can compete in the West.