The Los Angeles Lakers have recently been rumored to have a strong interest in Kyrie Irving, whose future in Brooklyn remains unclear following a tumultuous 2021-22 season. Amid the Irving rumors came speculation that Anthony Davis could potentially be traded in order to reunite Irving with LeBron James on the Lakers. NBA insider Zach Lowe revealed via his podcast that the Lakers, despite the recent rumors, have absolutely no intention of trading Davis this offseason and consider him to be completely unavailable.

The Lakers' stance on a Davis trade isn't just in regards to a potential deal involving Irving. The Lakers have declared there is no way any deal involving AD will come to fruition this offseason, let alone a deal for Kyrie.

“I've been told in no uncertain terms Anthony Davis is not getting traded,” said Lowe. “So let's get that out of the way, let alone [traded] for Kyrie Irving.”

Well, there you have it, folks. Despite the chatter, the Lakers are confident that Davis is a key piece in their efforts of concocting a championship roster. Even if offloading Davis meant acquiring Irving from the Nets, the Lakers don't seem likely to budge.

Injuries have cost Davis much of the previous two seasons, as he's featured in a total of just 76 games during that span. When healthy, he's averaged 24.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 blocks per game during his tenure with the Lakers, having inked a five-year, $190 million deal with the team in the 2020 offseason.

After a disappointing season in 2021-22, the Lakers are looking to shake things up in order to get back to the playoffs, and hopefully, the NBA Finals. Trading Davis does not seem to be a step they're willing to take, however.