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Anthony Davis May Be Untouchable In Kyrie Irving Trade Talks

Darvin Ham On Why Anthony Davis Hadn't Shot A Basketball For 2 Months: "You Have To Take Time For Your Body, Focus On Your Body And That's What He's Doing."

The Lakers gave up so much to acquire Anthony Davis back in 2019. In exchange for his services, they sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks to New Orleans.

Only three years later, Davis' name is surfacing on the trade market again, and this time in a potential swap with the Nets for Kyrie Irving.

On Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective, he suggested the only realistic trade offer the Nets would entertain and accept from the Lakers for guard Kyrie Irving is one involving power forward Anthony Davis.

Windhorst noted that he has looked into the possibility of that trade happening but does "not see" it coming to pass.

A LeBron/Irving reunion would be a dream come true for many fans. Back in Cleveland, the duo achieved great things together and are still recognized today for how just good they were then.

Sadly, the odds of Irving donning the Purple and Gold anytime soon are slim, at best. ESPN insider Zach Lowe recently shot down that possibility, mostly due to L.A.'s unwillingness to trade Davis.

(via Lakers Nation):

“I’ve been told in no uncertain terms Anthony Davis is not getting traded,” said Zach Lowe. “So let’s get that out of the way, let alone [traded] for Kyrie Irving.”

Irving can join the Lakers by either opting out of the last year on his contract and signing for them through their $6 million taxpayer midlevel exception or picking up his player option and having L.A. and Brooklyn engineer a trade that would send him to California.

Despite Davis' long and frustrating injury history, there is no comparison to his game on the court. When healthy, he's a truly dominant force who scores, rebounds, and blocks shots with amazing efficiency.

If things go the right way, he could end up playing like he did back in 2020. If that's the case, the entire NBA should be sweating...