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Is Anthony Davis joining the Los Angeles Lakers at today’s 3 PM trade deadline?!
Not so fast, says FS1’s Chris Broussard.
“Anthony Davis is not getting traded this season,” Chris Broussard told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“There’s no reason for New Orleans to trade him. Why in the world would you, you know? He’s now a free agent this summer coming up, you’re going to try your best to make the playoffs and they’re going to be trying to make a move at the deadline that could make them better and make Anthony want to stay. The problem is one, I don’t think they’re going to make the playoffs, and two, what’s going to happen is that at the end of the season, in the summer, they’re going to offer him the supermax contract, he’s going to turn it down and then they’re going to realize, “Okay, he’s not staying here long-term, so we have to either lose him for nothing as a free agent, or we can trade”, and so I think they’re going to trade.”
Broussard believes that’s where the Boston Celtics comes into play.
“Now, you know, they could try to hold onto him throughout the summer, early next season and try to make their own trade. They might get another star to play alongside him, but I think ultimately, look, the Celtics with their draft picks and with so much young talent, they have more to offer than anybody else. And so, I think there’s a great chance that he gets traded to the Celtics and the Celtics decide to build around Kyrie Irving or try to build around Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis. Now, don’t rule out the New York Knicks because I believe that’s the place Anthony would play, and the Lakers are going to get in there, they’re gonna try their best to get him, and, you know, they got a shot.”
Broussard also laid out AD’s top three destinations if the Lakers doesn’t work out at today’s NBA trade deadline.
“I think it’s going to come down to those three teams, to Boston, New York, and the Lakers.” he said.