For LeBron and the Lakers, success is their goal.
Sure, most would say they’re in a transition period until they can get a max free-agent, but what’s stopping them from competing now?
After all, LeBron James has not slowed down and the team is finally settling into their new identity.
Also, help might be on the way.
In a report by Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, a potential 3-team trade could land Anthony Davis in Los Angeles, for a price.
On Thursday, an NBA league source shared with me that the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in bringing in Anthony Davis via trade as soon as December 15 and Ball and other key Lakers players Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Ingram could be part of the move.
A potential three-team deal could involve the Lakers, Pelicans and the Orlando Magic.
“If it’s a straight-up trade with the Pelicans, Lonzo will be in the deal,” a league source with Lakers knowledge told me on Thursday.
In the potential deal, the Lakers couldn’t trade straight-up for Anthony Davis, because it’d involve giving up too many assets.
But by having the Magic as a third trade partner, the Lakers would only have to give up one important young prospect (probably Lonzo) and a few picks. For the Magic, and New Orleans as well, it’d give them each new players/picks and a chance to wipe the slate. The Lakeshow, meanwhile, would likely become the Warriors’ biggest threat with Anthony Davis.
Though, the fact that the Purple and Gold are willing to give up Lonzo or Ingram at all is pretty surprising. The young-core they’ve assembled has been rumored to be untouchable.
Obviously, for Anthony Davis, the Lakers are apparently willing to make an exception.
And what an exception it would be.