Former Boston Celtics great, Paul Pierce, believes that there’s a chance that young star Anthony Davis may not be at the Pelicans by the end 2018-2019 season.
Last Tuesday, Pierce appeared on ESPN’s The Jump where he announced that if the Pelicans had a poor start to the season, they may look to trade out Davis.
"If things don't go well in New Orleans this year and they're hovering around .500 or not looking like a playoff team, Boston's going to make a run at him or the Lakers," Pierce said. ... "I guarantee you that. He will not be in New Orleans by the end of the year. ... If they're not playing well, he will not make it to All-Star Weekend."
According to Paul Pierce, the Los Angeles Lakers could be a possible destination club for the five time All Star. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, Anthony Davis has recently ended ties with agent Thad Foucher and there’s a massive chance that Rich Paul of Klutch Sports could become a leading candidate to replace him.
Lakers new recruit, LeBron James, also has Rich Paul as his agent. Paul Pierce believes that if Davis signs with Rich Paul then it certainly could lead to the young big man signing with the Lakers.
"What better guy to do [Davis' move to the Lakers] than Rich Paul? He pretty much controls the market. Guys are running left and right to be represented by him. This is classic. ... I think there are some things in the NBA we don't know about. Something's brewing."
Whether it’s the Lakers or the Celtics or another championship contender, Anthony Davis would certainly enhance the chances of a championship for those clubs. The Lakers may have secured LeBron James but they may need an extra star like Davis to really give them a chance of beating out the Golden State Warriors to become the champions of the Western Conference.
Anthony Davis led the Pelicans to the second round of the playoffs last season but the franchise still looks a long way away from getting anywhere close to a championship. A move from Davis may be what he needs for the future of his career.