3. There really is no competition for Anthony Davis on the trade market
The Los Angeles Lakers are going to have to make a trade for Anthony Davis. Waiting for him to become a free agent is not an option.
Of course, this means that the Pelicans must be willing to trade the generational superstar, something that is very hard to do as a franchise. After yet another mediocre finish by the Pelicans in which Davis carries the team, the bright lights of LA will begin to shine brightly. Davis will force his way out of New Orleans.
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This is going to happen after the season, not during, which is just fine. That allows the Lakers to agree to an extension with Brandon Ingram under a sign and trade agreement that would make this trade financially possible.
When it comes to teams that could throw themselves in the mix, there really is not anyone that compares to the Lakers.
The Lakers biggest competition will be the Boston Celtics but the chances of putting together a trade package that beats the Lakers is slim. Boston is not going to trade a lot of draft picks and likely won’t be willing to part ways with the future face of the franchise, Jayson Tatum.
Plus, Kyrie Irving very well could leave the team next summer, which creates a whole new agenda for the Celtics.
Aside from that, there really is not a team that can offer the same young like Ingram that would want Davis. Ingram is already ready to be a superstar, other potential fits for Davis do not have that leverage.
Thus, there really is only one path for Anthony Davis to get out of New Orleans and that is to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.