Could the Lakers actually consider trading Anthony Davis?
For most of the Summer, the Lakers have flirted with trading away Russell Westbrook. According to Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney, some within the Lakers organization are curious about what they could get back for Davis in a trade.
Report: Some within Lakers organization want to gauge Anthony Davis’ trade value https://t.co/xynU3uyyBC
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) August 7, 2022
“A lot of that depends on where LeBron winds up,” an anonymous Western Conference executive told Sean Deveney of Heavy.com. “If he stays in Los Angeles and he stays a Laker, he had a lot personally invested in A.D. being there so, yes, in that case, Davis stays. But it is not a sure thing. There are some in that organization who would not mind seeing what they can bring back for A.D., but they would not do it with LeBron there. You get to 2024, though, and maybe things change.
“The Lakers have A.D. for two more years for sure, and they can only hope he stays healthy. But after that, they have to think, is this guy really our future? He can’t stay on the floor. And he has to think, do I want to be here without LeBron? That’s why the Lakers do not want to give up those future picks.”
Lakers fans had mixed reactions to Deveney’s post.
Honestly we really should…. https://t.co/L8JwUw3qBd
— Ray Dot Spence (@BetterDazeRay88) August 7, 2022
Any Anthony Davis trade will get you a lesser player. Nothing to be said here. https://t.co/JddYMSYTc2
— Kyron Mainer (@crownroyalpapi_) August 7, 2022
nah we don’t. still a top 10 player when healthy sadly. https://t.co/1GXsgjw9Ea
— Optimistic Laker Fan (@PushinPete) August 7, 2022
Second straight underwhelming season for AD. If the Nets wanna trade KD..
You gotta ask. https://t.co/JA71nghQZ3
— LakerTalks (@LakerTalks) August 7, 2022
Arguably the best big in the league when healthy sucks that hes a walking calf strain tho https://t.co/IaQuJJTa9v
— Shweak🍼 (@Shweakk) August 7, 2022
Fire everyone who wants this https://t.co/Ckm3ovQ5iy
— benjamin johnson (@bjonesson) August 7, 2022