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Lakers Are Saving Up Assets To Make A Blockbuster Trade For Anthony Davis


To say the Lakers have been quiet since the acquisition of LeBron James sounds weird at first. I mean, what could possibly be louder than signing the best player in the world?

But for Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and the Lakers, quiet is about the only word that sums up their season. The locker-room isn't as dysfunctional as everyone thought, the team hasn't been really good or really bad, and they have stood pat on making any trade so far, despite a growing speculation that these Lakers youngsters aren't what they're cracked up to be.

It's a surprising reality for L.A. right now, but don't expect it to last. In an interesting report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, he details that the team is only this quiet because they're saving up for something big.

"Here's the line they have to walk: they're not going to give away picks and their top young players in some deal that makes them incrementally better this season because they have to save all those assets for Anthony Davis, a big trade this summer either pre or post free agency," " target="_blank" rel="noopener">said Adrian Wojnarowski. 

"The absolute dream scenario, people talk about (how) they can trade for Anthony Davis or sign a free agent. The dream scenario is they do both."

Earlier this week, we heard some rumors that the Lakers were only sending their young players for a deal that got them a star in return. This is likely why they didn't win the Trevor Ariza sweepstakes.

This whole time, the Lakers knew what they were doing. They have had their big fish in mind. Now they just have to go out and get him.

It'll likely take everything (KCP, Ingram, Kuzma, Rondo is one package that could work) to get him, but it'd be a deal worth making. With career averages of 23.7 points and 10.4 rebounds on 51.6% shooting, he might be one of NBA's most sought-after players at just 25 years-old. Pairing him with LeBron would only make him that much better.

It's hard to say what happens if the Lakers miss out on Davis. After all, he's shown no indication of wanting out, and the Pelicans have shown no indication of wanting to move him (other than vague rumors and speculation). They have a plan B, no doubt. Though clearly, it just wouldn't be the same.