The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t make major moves in the offseason and had a disappointing start of the 2022-23 NBA season. LeBron James is missing time and so is his fellow superstar. Anthony Davis gave fans an injury scare early in the season and NBA experts believe he can soon join forces with an MVP candidate. Yes, AD could be an ideal MVP candidate as well.
Greg Swartz from Bleacher Report has a trade suggestion for the Lakers. According to him, the Lakers can get John Collins, Onyeka Okongwu, Justin Holiday, a 2023 first-round pick, and a 2024 first-rounder. The Atlanta Hawks would get AD. Is Pelinka willing to trade his superstar?
“Collins, 25, should thrive as a lob threat and floor-spacer in a larger role in L.A. He’s a lifetime 37.2 percent shooter from three and has worked his way into being a better defender in year six. A former 21.6 point-per-game scorer, he could once again put up 20 and 10 a night playing next to LeBron James.
“Okongwu, an L.A. native and USC product, would become the Lakers’ starting center and has elite defensive potential. Per 36 minutes of play this season, the 21-year-old is putting up 15.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks and making 67.2 percent of his shots.”
Collins would be a good addition for the Lakers. He averages 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in his career. He is not as explosive as AD, but he can help the Lakers win more games.
Lakers Anthony Davis has a history of injuries, but Kevin Durant says he is an all-time great amid trade rumors
AD played a big role in the win over the Brooklyn Nets. He taught them a lesson and Durant had nothing but words of praise for his opponent.
“AD has a bad game, I don’t look at it as nothing serious, because he can come out and do this at any given time. So, regardless of its LeBron out there, Russ (Westbrook), Jrue Holiday, any of the teammates he ever had in his career, this is who he is. So, regardless of a bad game or bad stretch, it doesn’t matter to him. He’s an All-Time great,” Durant told the media.