Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant have suitors for days!
Where the heck will they go?
Retired NBA veteran Sam Perkins, who spent time earlier in his career with the purple and gold, told me over the weekend that Davis will eventually become a Los Angeles Laker.
Kevin Durant does NOT join Lakers. Anthony Davis DOES join Lakers, former Laker Sam Perkins tells me. pic.twitter.com/piPOjpaqn5
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) February 19, 2019
As reported since the fall, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to partner LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant.
Davis can become a free agent in the summer of 2020.
Per Clutchpoints’ Ashish Mathur: It is widely assumed that Davis will be only a rental player to any team that trades for him besides the Lakers. However, there have been reports which have claimed that AD wouldn’t mind signing an extension with the New York Knicks or Milwaukee Bucks.
Durant, a two-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, is highly considering joining the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2019 , I was told by a league source in September.
The Lakers purposely filled their roster with one-year contracts to maintain their salary cap flexibility for the summer of 2019 where several NBA superstars like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, and DeAndre Jordan are expected to become unrestricted free agents.
“The Lakers are gunning for the biggest names,” a source familiar with the Los Angeles Lakers’ thinking told me this fall.