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The rumor has been floating around for months now that New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis may wind up with the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade scenario. The two sides have attempted to inch closer to a deal that would see ‘The Brow’ unite with ‘The King’.
Anthony Davis is in the midst of a career year at New Orleans, averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
On the other hand, Lebron James is having one of his best years as well, with a team that has quite the mix of youth. James is averaging 27.3 points per game, as well as 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists. The reliance on James to rebound and produce offensively would decrease dramatically if Davis were to get traded. With James returning from a groin injury, this is a much-needed trade.
Should this trade happen, Los Angeles would have every piece needed to win a Championship. We wrote in November that LeBron James will take the Lakers to the NBA Championship, and the addition of Davis would strengthen this claim. JaVale McGee has been fantastic, but this would allow McGee to fulfill his role as an impact player; the original intent of his signing.
Per the latest reports, the New Orleans Pelicans would “start off” by desiring Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, and a future 1st-round pick for Anthony Davis.
In December, Davis stated that what matters most is winning. A record of 22-28 is not winning. Based in an interview, LeBron James has stated his desire to play alongside Davis.
“I don’t really care,” Davis told ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Wednesday night, responding to James’ comments. “Obviously, it’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me. But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15-17, that means I’m not doing my job.” (The Advocate via ESPN)
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