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 – MARCH 13: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets drives the ball past Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a NBA game at the Smoothie King Center on March 13, 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 Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – MARCH 13: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets drives the ball past Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a NBA game at the Smoothie King Center on March 13, 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 Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Dark Horse #4: Charlotte Hornets

This option obviously completely hinges on the Pelicans getting some sort of confirmation from Kemba Walker and his camp that he would be willing to re-sign with New Orleans in the offseason when he becomes a free agent. If not, you hang up the phone.

But if Kemba is in, the Pellies score a slashing, cold-blooded, all-star starter that’s enjoying the best season of his career. If Charlotte is currently getting any sort of indication from Kemba that he’s going to leave them in free agency anyway, they’d definitely be open to shipping him out for Davis.

Add in to the mix young dudes Malik Monk and Miles Bridges. Monk has the skillset to become a prolific scorer in this league, and Bridges is an athletic, explosive rookie with tons of upside. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is just here for the money, and is not a guy Charlotte would have any issues parting with.

The Hornets retain all draft picks and try their best to build a new roster around their new focal point, banking on Davis having some sort of nostalgia for when he wore a Hornets jersey in his rookie season.