The biggest question in all of these A.D. trade rumors is if the Lakers are even willing to give up enough to get him. A guy like Davis, a career 24 point and 10 rebound guy, will command a huge return on the trade market, even despite his expiring contract next summer.
So are the Lakers ready to pay that price? According to NBA insider Steve Kyler, they're already preparing their offer.
The Lakers are obviously ready to make a big-time move. After years of relying on the future of their young talent, they are prepared to ship all of them off for one big star.
Even still, the Pelicans might not even have a desire to trade Davis to L.A., as teams seem intent on keeping a superteam as far away from the city as possible. It'll be interesting to see just how irresistible the Lakers' offer really is.