The Los Angeles Lakers have underachieved beyond their fan's wildest nightmares this season, as a team that was pegged as a preseason title contender is barely good enough to clinch a berth in the play-in tournament. As such, the Lakers may need to consider drastic changes if things don't improve down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs- if they make it that far. What kind of changes? ESPN's Brian Windhorst claims that an Anthony Davis trade could be among the options, as reported by Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report.

The Los Angeles Lakers will keep their options open to improve the roster in the offseason, which includes potentially trading Anthony Davis, as ESPN's Brian Windhorst predicted Tuesday on Get Up. “I think it will be something that's discussed,” Windhorst said of a Davis trade (3:20).

Windhorst believes the Lakers could consider an Anthony Davis trade, per the latest rumors. LeBron James, who is 37, isn't getting any younger and while Windhorst notes that the superstar forward enjoys being- and playing- in Los Angeles, that could change quickly if the roster isn't improved enough to his liking.

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That's where Davis comes in. Given the lack of trade chips on the roster, the Lakers might have to consider parting ways with the All-Star center. Losing Davis, who is an eight-time All-Star and four-time All-Defensive First team member, would undoubtedly hurt.

However, it's enticing to think of the potential return the Lakers could get in a Davis trade. The franchise would likely be set up to contend with LeBron- and after him.

It's not something that is guaranteed to happen by any means, though it's clear that the Lakers are committed to fielding a competitive roster, even if that means dealing one of their best players.