Proposed Lakers Trade Ships Anthony Davis To Celtics In $562 Million Player Swap

The Boston Celtics wanted Anthony Davis in 2019, but the Los Angeles Lakers got him first. It was a good move and Davis won a ring in his first season with the team. Things didn’t go as planned in the following seasons and the big man even missed time due to injuries. According to Zach Buckley from Bleacher Report, the Celtics could do a move and get Davis.

It won’t be easy, but the Lakers will get Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams. Boston is getting AD.

“After signing a (historic) max extension this offseason, Davis, 30, can’t be dealt during the upcoming campaign,” Buckley wrote on August 30. “But if both L.A. and Boston fall short of expectations this season, maybe the storied rivals could come together on a blockbuster swap next summer.

“It’s possible Brown, 26, never reaches the level of stardom Davis has already hit—hence the inclusion of Williams, a dominant defender with his own injury issues. But the former is younger and more durable.”

Lakers can get two good players in the Davis trade

Brown averaged 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists last season. He makes a good choice for the Lakers, but the Celtics have already offered him a five-year contract extension worth $303.7 million last season. He is set to earn $28.5 million in 2023-24 and will earn $332.2 million in the next six seasons. Davis would get $62 million less.

Williams is entering the second year of his four-year deal with Boston. He averaged 8.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.4 blocks last season, but saw action in 35 regular season games. He could build stronger numbers if the Celtics let him play more often.

Davis expected to have a MVP season

Davis has a history of injuries, but looks good at the moment. He had a key role in the postseason and the Lakers almost made the NBA Finals. The NBA world has high expectations from him and the Lakers may think twice before letting him go.

“I’m expecting Anthony Davis to win MVP in these next two years or so, real s***,” Hall of Fame big man Kevin Garnett said on Showtime Basketball’s “Ticket & The Truth” on August 14. “If not this year, definitely next year, straight up.”