There is good reason so much attention is focused on the Lakers.
What would it take for them to get Davis?
Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:
Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times:
And sure, why not? The Lakers should rush to make that trade.
I’m not convinced the Pelicans will be amenable, but the Pelicans haven’t been well-run. Who knows what they’d do?
The Lakers’ best leverage is Davis saying he’d re-sign only with them. At that point, maybe an offer of Ball, Kuzma, Zubac, Caldwell-Pope and a first-round pick looks appealing enough. But even then, other teams might risk trading for Davis – who has a season and a half left before free agency – as a super-rental/someone they must convince to re-sign.
It’s already disappointing in New Orleans that Davis wants to leave. Getting this package for him would only further the letdown.