REPORT: Anthony Davis Could Turn To Eastern Conference Team If Lakers ‘Implode’

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The 2019-2020 season is on tap to being the most important season in Lakers’ history in years. The past two offseasons have gotten the team LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

The first season with just LeBron didn’t go so well, but this upcoming season better work, because Davis could be on his way out of town.

Davis is expected to decline his 2020-21 player option, and although it’s likely he’ll re-sign with the team, there is still a strong rumor that he might bolt to the Eastern Conference.

Why? Because his agent, Rich Paul, reportedly likes the idea of the All Star center in NY.

Marc Berman of the New York Post writes:

“The 2020 free-agent pool is short on stars, but they could be one of the favorites for big fish Anthony Davis if the Lakers implode. Rich Paul, Davis’ agent, likes the idea of his client in New York, according to a source.”

The New York Knicks failed to land a single big time free agent during the offseason yet again, but they are expected to be among the favorites to land Anthony Davis in the summer of 2020. All of that is depending on how the season turns out for the Lakers.