Back in 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers finally got their man in Anthony Davis when they agreed to a trade for the New Orleans Pelicans superstar center while giving up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and multiple unprotected first-round picks and swaps.
Now, a little over three years later, it appears that Davis may be on his way out. As the Los Angeles Lakers wind down one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, Anthony Davis says he doesn’t concern himself with hypothetical trade scenarios that involve him.
“I can’t control those things,” Davis said to ESPN. “That’s an upstairs thing. A Klutch, Rich Paul thing. My agency.”
“I mean, my job is to go out and play basketball. Obviously, I love it in L.A. If that’s something that they’re considering, then we’ll have a conversation about it. I don’t know what they’re talking about, what’s the plan.”
Davis has no indication that the Lakers will trade him, but as a 10-year NBA veteran, he is aware of how the league works. “I mean, I don’t think they’re planning on doing anything [with me],” he said. “I don’t know, man. F—, I don’t know.”
Following the Lakers’ winning the title in the bubble in Orlando, the Lakers rewarded Davis with a five-year, $190-million contract extension.
He has missed exactly half of L.A.’s regular-season games since then because of various injuries.