Anthony Davis is the hottest property in the NBA trade market, as the New Orleans man has shown the league that he is definitely the next big thing in the sport(if he is not one already).
Lakers and Celtics are reportedly leading the race to get Davis’ signature, with Pelicans desperately trying to keep hold of their main man.
But with two franchises who have a super rich history in the sport come calling, even the most loyal give in.
Anthony Davis has time and again spoken about how he wants to focus on the Pelicans and himself for the time being, hoping to make it to the playoffs and then take things from there.
LeBron James wants the Lakers to trade for Anthony Davis. At the very least, he wants the conversation about it to start. So let's have a frank look at it: https://t.co/IkUMjYXn38
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 19, 2018
New story: With Anthony Davis playing in Los Angeles this week, what does LeBron James think about the Lakers potentially trading for AD to make L.A. his permanent home? "That would be amazing," LeBron told ESPN. "That would be incredible" https://t.co/c104Fi8A47
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 19, 2018
But with the Celtics and Lakers calling, it could be tough for Davis to stay put for long.
Reports have suggested that Lakers could very well be the destination for Davis as Magic Johnson and LeBron James want to built a dynasty in Los Angeles, with Davis being a pivotal part of it.
LeBron James is settling into life in Los Angeles, finding the correct balance between taking things over on his own and helping in the development of the young core that he and the Lakers have at their disposal.
LeBron was asked about Davis’ rumoured trade to Lakers and how he feels about the Lakers adding another NBA superstar to its roster.
LeBron James on Jarrett Allen's block:
"He's in his twenties, I'm in my thirties. It takes me a little longer to get warmed up, but that's fine. When you're a shot blocker, I'm sure you can get a block. It happens. It's probably all over social media, so that's cool."
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) December 19, 2018
Lakers: “Hey, we will give you Ingram for Anthony Davis.”
Pelicans: “Throw in a first and it’s a deal.”
Pelicans see Andre Ingram walk into the practice facility: pic.twitter.com/s1IC2My2mn
— ProCity Hoops™ (@ProCityHoops) December 15, 2018
James was pretty thrilled about the idea of having Davis on board, admitting that it would be amazing to have Davis beside himself.
“That would be amazing,” James said as quoted by ESPN.
“That would be amazing, like, duh. That would be incredible.” he added.
Anthony Davis has once again been incredible this season, averaging 28 points, 12.4 points and 2.8 blocks per game. He along with LeBron and probably another superstar in KD or Kawhi joining could end the Warriors’ domination in the NBA.
But for that the Lakers will need to nicely lure Davis in, giving him a clear idea of what their objectives are and how he could be part of the Lakers and the NBA folklore in the years to come.
Do you want Anthony Davis to join forces with LeBron or do you want him to chose the Celtics instead?