Proposed Trade Gives Lakers $26 Million Star & Defensive Player Of The Year For Anthony Davis
The Los Angeles Lakers could take into consideration some of the most recent trade proposals. Rob Pelinka is looking for ways to improve the roster. He brought Patrick Beverley to LA, but this may not be the only move this offseason. NBA analysts have discussed potential trade options for the Lakers and some of them include Anthony Davis.
The Lakers big man struggled to stay healthy in the last couple of seasons. He missed significant time due to injuries and his health issues could lead to a big change in LA. The Lakers traded a big chunk of their roster to get Davis. Will they trade him at this point?
Blockbuster trade removes Anthony Davis from Lakers roster
LeBron James came to Los Angeles to win rings. Pelinka should pair him with wing scorers and players who can do stout perimeter defense. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart seem like a good option for the team. Brown averaged 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game, while going 47.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 75.8% from the free-throw line. Smart averaged 12.1 points, 3.8 boards, and 5.9 assists while going 41.8% overall, 33.1% from 3-point land and 79.3% from the charity stripe. The Lakers can get these two, but they have to get rid of AD.
The Lakers hope to see the best of Davis. Losing him to an injury again would be a big blow for the team.
Will Brown agree to join the Lakers? Absolutely. An Eastern Conference executive told Sean Deveney from Heavy that the talented player would gladly join forces with LeBron. He can do that in 2024.
“Obviously, a star comes up when the Lakers have cap space and there is going to be that speculation,” the executive told Deveney. “There are players who want to play for the Lakers because they’re the Lakers and they’re in L.A., but I don’t think Brown is an L.A. guy that way. It’s more just because he’d want to play with LeBron, if LeBron was going to stay there, if Davis stays healthy, if they are back to competing in the West and not just trying to make a play-in. That’s the lure for anyone in that free-agent class.”