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In a tweet and follow up story, Shams Charnia reports that the Nets are among four teams who are likely to bid for Anthony Davis now that the All-NBA center has reiterated his desire to be traded. But Charania also reports that the Nets are not believed to be on Davis’ preferred list of teams.

Charania writes...

Across the NBA, rival executives believe the following teams will be able to compile the best packages: The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Davispreferred destinations list of four teams includes the Lakers, Knicks and LA Clippers and that will embolden those teams to pursue him strongest of all.

The issue of preferred teams is critical because Davis can opt out of his contract at the end of this season. Back in February, Charania and others reported that Davis’ representatives have informed the Pelicans that he would sign long-term with the Lakers, Knicks, Bucks and Clippers if traded.

The Nets of course have a roster filled with young players ... players who Trajan Langdon, the Pelicans new GM, is quite familiar with from his time in Brooklyn. They also hold the 17th, 27th and 31st picks in this year’s draft and all their firsts going forward. There are also reports the Nets want to move up.

Charania also reports that there is a growing market for D’Angelo Russell, the Nets own restricted free agent.

A market is forming for Nets All-Star and restricted free agent DeAngelo Russell: Utah, Orlando, Minnesota and Indiana are among the teams expected to show an interest aside from Brooklyn, sources said.