Lakers News: No Anthony Davis? Bradley Beal Is Plan B

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If the Lakers don’t get Anthony Davis in a potential trade by the NBA’s February 7 trade deadline, there is one player that the purple and gold may go after….

“Bradley Beal,” FS1’s Jason McIntyre told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. 

“Bradley Beal, by the way, I don’t know if people have been paying attention, as soon as John Wall goes down with yet another injury, Bradley Beal has been on fire.”

Beal is the real deal! 

Per NBC Sports:

Losing Wall took a five-time All-Star off the court. Washington is 7-4 without its point guard this season and 27-25 over the last two seasons. That’s not happening without the stats and style of the player many still consider the Wizards’ other All-Star guard.

“I mean the last like two or three weeks, Bradley Beal, I had him on my fantasy team, yes, ladies and gentlemen I play fantasy basketball,” Jason McIntyre tells Scoop B Radio.

“Bradley Beal’s been torching people, I mean he is just killing, but the problem  is: A. Who do you give up? And B. Would you be able to afford a free agent superstar like Jimmy Butler, like Kevin Durant, uh, whatever, uh, Klay who, I don’t think Klay’s leaving, but you got to toss him out there because he’s a free agent. So my guess is that LeBron looks around the roster, sees that Kuzma is playing out of his mind.”

The Lakers are still banking on Anthony Davis and they have the assets to make a deal happen.

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Beyond that, as Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports revealed, Davis made it known that a legacy is more important to him than money at this point.

“I’d take legacy over money,” Davis told Yahoo Sports after posting game highs of 30 points and 20 rebounds to go with five assists in Friday’s loss. “I want to have a legacy. All my people that look up to me, the younger kids, I want them to know about AD’s legacy. Championships, the things I do in the community, being a good teammate, playing hard. All that stuff matters the most to me. Don’t get me wrong, money is amazing. But I think in that sense, money or legacy, I think my legacy will win that battle every time.”

These comments stem from the fact that the Pelicans can offer Davis an extension worth more than any other team. In the upcoming summer, the All-Star forward can ink a deal worth $239,540,000 over five seasons with his current team, per Yahoo Sports.

 

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