The New Orleans Pelicans prefer to finalize a trade of Anthony Davis prior to next week's 2019 NBA Draft.

The Pelicans would clearly prefer to be in control of any draft picks that are on the board in the draft.

The New York Knicks with the No. 3 pick and the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 4 picks are the two teams Davis would prefer to be traded to.

"The Lakers remain aggressive in here in trying to get a deal done," said Adrian Wojnarowski on Sports Center.

The Lakers were the team to engage most seriously with the Pelicans ahead of the trade deadline.