Knicks reluctance to let go Mitchell Robinson prevented Anthony Davis trade

Before Anthony Davis left the New Orleans Pelicans and joined the Los Angeles Lakers he was targeted by the New York Knicks. Potential trade would have required New York to part ways with Mitchell Robinson, something the Knicks.

In this regard, Ian Begley of SNY said: That depends on who the Knicks would receive in a trade of Robinson. Steve Mills and Scott Perry were not open to moving Robinson last year in any package that would have returned Anthony Davis, per sources. But Mills and Perry also drafted Robinson. Generally speaking, executives who draft a player are more reluctant to trade the prospect.

Meanwhile, Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, helping the Lakers occupy the first place in the Western Conference.