Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among teams interested in Kemba Walker “I believe strongly he has always wanted to be part of the market, but, understandably, the kid wants to win.”Ball, meanwhile, was limited to just 47 games in 2018-19 as he sprained his ankle in late January and never returned to the court. The No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft finished the season averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists. The Pelicans could still be considering dealing Anthony Davis to the Lakers.The 26-year-old star asked New Orleans to move him in late January and he’s reportedly “highly unlikely” to reconsider his demand despite the team winning the 2019 draft lottery. Lopez reported during an appearance on ESPNLA 710:“It’s probably Boston first, and then I’d put the Lakers second. The Lakers do have good assets that people in the Pelicans organization value. For instance, Alvin Gentry loves the idea of having a Lonzo Ball-Jrue Holiday backcourt. LaVar Ball (Lonzo’s father) does not love the idea of having a Lonzo Ball-Jrue Holiday backcourt. That makes things a little bit complicated.”Holiday has developed into a consistent All-Star candidate during his six seasons with the Pelicans. He averaged a career-high 21.2 points, along with 7.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 2018-19.The Pelicans are widely expected to select former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. New Orleans new executive vice president David Griffin thinks the team can convince Davis to re-evaluate his decision.”There are a lot reasons for him to believe that this will be different,” Griffin told NBA TV last month. “What it starts with is just us doing what we say we’re going to do, one step at a time. Over time, I think he’s going to see there is a trust level that he should have in us. Anthony Davis rumors: Pelicans star ‘highly unlikely’ to reconsider trade demand The Lakers reportedly made multiple offers for Davis before the deadline, but no deal was ultimately reached. The teams, however, could revisit those negotiations this offseason, according to Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune.Would you give up Lonzo Ball in a trade for Anthony Davis?(via @_Andrew_Lopez )Listen LIVE on ESPNLA 710 & https://t.co/Wda75IMccI 📻 pic.twitter.com/AdcFRHWQxi— ESPNLosAngeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) May 30, 2019Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is intrigued by some of Los Angeles’ assets, including guard Lonzo Ball, the report says. Related News Lakers trade rumors: LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope only two ‘untouchable pieces’ last season
New Sevilla boss Pablo Machin left hat-trick hero Andre Silva on the bench from Sunday’s 4-1 win at Rayo Vallecano, but Silva came on to make a vital contribution with a defence splitting pass that Sarabia prodded into the top corner six minutes from time.Burnley’s faltering start to the season both domestically and in Europe continued as they paid a heavy price for the sending-off of Ben Gibson on just his second appearance for the club.The former Middlesbrough defender was shown a second yellow card for a handball which resulted in Kostas Fortounis scoring Olympiakos’ third from the penalty spot on the hour mark.Chris Wood had cancelled out Fortounis’s opener before Andreas Bouchalakis restored Olympiakos’ lead.Celtic’s quest to put their Champions League elimination at the hands of AEK Athens behind them got off to the perfect start against Suduva in Lithuania when Olivier Ntcham headed home on three minutes.But manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned more woeful defending to allow Ovidijus Verbickas to head home an equaliser 10 minutes later in a 1-1 draw.“We gave away a soft goal. That is a real, real concern now,” said Rodgers. “We are not giving away many chances but we don’t defend the set-piece well enough.“We seem to lack concentration. That is a problem for us. And a pride, really, in terms of defending.”Across Glasgow, Steven Gerrard has no such worries as his Rangers side registered a sixth clean sheet in 10 games under the former Liverpool captain in a 1-0 win over Russia’s Ufa.One of Gerrard’s centre-backs even got the solitary goal at Ibrox as Connor Goldson smashed home from close range.Zenit St Petersburg took a commanding 3-1 lead into their second leg against Norwegian side Molde with one of Russia’s World Cup heroes Artem Dzyuba inspiring a late comeback from 1-0 down in the final 20 minutes.Basel edged a five-goal thriller over Apollon Limassol to take a 3-2 lead to Cyprus next week thanks to a double from Ricky van Wolfswinkel.RB Leipzig still have work to do in Germany in the second leg after a 0-0 draw in Ukraine against Zorya.And Champions League regulars in recent years APOEL Nicosia and Ludogorets Razgrad secured narrow 1-0 first leg leads over Kazak champions Astana and Torpedo Kutaisi of Georgia respectively.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pablo Sarabia struck the winning goal for Sevilla in Olomouc © AFPLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Five-time Europa League winners Sevilla look set for another assault on the competition after Pablo Sarabia’s solitary goal earned a 1-0 away win to Sigma Olomouc in the first leg of their playoff on Thursday.Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers are also well-placed to make the group stages, but Burnley’s first European adventure for 51 years looks likely to come to an end next week as they lost 3-1 away to Greek giants Olympiakos.