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Brian Windhorst: 'Anthony Davis Is Not Going Anywhere. He Is Happy In L.A.'

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Anthony Davis set the alarms on in the Los Angeles Lakers organization where he hinted he could join hometown team Chicago Bulls in the future.

“I am a free agent next year, but we will see,” Anthony said when asked about a potential arrival to the United Center on Monday.

These comments sparked a lot of speculation surrounding AD, but for some analysts, there is no chance the Brow will play for the Bulls next year, no matter how much love he has for the Windy City.

One of those is ESPN insider Brian Windhorst, who made it very clear that Davis won’t go anywhere in the near future. Davis can become an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he declines his 2020/21 player option with the Lakers. This is something he is widely expected to do, as he can make more money on the open market:

"He [AD] is not going anywhere. The expectation is that he is where he wants to be and he is happy. There is almost no one in the NBA that thinks he's not going to re-sign with the Lakers,” Windhorst said.

He’s not wrong with his claims, as the Lakers decided to trade for Anthony Davis to make him their long-term star once LeBron James calls it time with the Purple and Gold. Therefore, it would be a total shock if AD doesn’t re-sign with the Lakers.

Bron and Davis share the same agent, Rich Paul, which could make things easier for the team. They’re currently the best team in the Western Conference with a 6-1 record following a victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.

Before landing in L.A., Davis had only made it to the playoffs once; with the Lakers, he’s expected to compete for everything every season and keep adding championship banners for the Purple and Gold.