Anthony Davis would ‘definitely consider’ playing for Bulls one day if ‘the opportunity ever presents itself’
Davis was born and raised in Chicago. The Bulls aren’t close to being title contenders at the moment, but if they ever get back to being a contender, Davis might consider signing with his hometown team.
“I mean, (this is) definitely hometown,” Davis told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “If the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d definitely consider it.”
Anthony Davis becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer once he declines his 2020-21 player option with the Lakers. Everyone in the league would be surprised if Davis doesn’t re-sign with the Lakers on a long-term deal.
Chicago natives Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Jabari Parker have all played for the Bulls. Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history back in 2011 with his hometown Bulls. Wade played one season in Chicago, while Parker only lasted 39 games with the Bulls before they traded him to the Washington Wizards last season.
Playing in your hometown isn’t for everyone. There’s a lot of pressure. The Bulls have a history of missing out on superstar free agents, but getting them at the tail end of their careers (i.e. Wade).
Bulls fans want Davis in his prime, not when he’s old and washed up.