Anthony Davis eyeing Lakers, Sixers, Celtics, Knicks if Pelicans doesn’t work out
If Anthony Davis feels he can’t win with the New Orleans Pelicans in the near future, the superstar big man reportedly has four teams that he would like to join. Those teams are the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks, according to Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports.
Source: @AntDavis23 eyeing @celtics, @Lakers, @nyknicks and @sixers if things don't work out with @PelicansNBA. Boston favored, L.A. right behind. Column: https://t.co/rKQV37Zg9D @Get_More_Sports @BetDSI @NBA
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) October 8, 2018
Since Davis was drafted first overall in the 2012 Draft by New Orleans, the Pelicans have only won one playoff series in the rugged Western Conference. That was last season, as the Pelicans swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the first-round of the 2018 postseason. Davis was a man among boys as usual. In the four-game sweep, Davis posted 33.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.8 blocks per game.
Anthony Davis has two years and roughly $52 million left on his contract with the Pelicans, plus a $29 million player option for the 2020-21 season. The five-time All-Star is eligible for a supermax contract worth over $230 million beginning in 2020.
The Chicago native recently signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, who also represents LeBron James. The move caused many to surmise Davis was eyeing a move to Los Angeles to form a superteam with James. At Pelicans media day, Davis said he signed with Rich Paul because he wants to be the most dominant player in the league, and feels Paul can help him reach that goal.
Davis had another stellar campaign in 2017-18. In 75 regular-season games, the 25-year-old averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 53.4 percent from the floor and 34.0 percent from beyond the arc.