The Anthony Davis sweepstakes will no doubt pick up steam as the season draws to a close.
After the Lakers' failed attempt at snagging him at the deadline, Boston has been considered the favorites, with enough assets to make any team consider a deal. But the Celtics and Lakers will not be the only ball clubs after him.
Could the Miami Heat enter the sweepstakes as well?
While maybe not the most lucrative deal, they might have what it takes to make things interesting.
“There might not be a star here, but Winslow, Richardson and Adebayo can all be plugged in as two-way contributors, writes Zack Buckley of Bleacher Report. Winslow’s usage as a jumbo point guard is fascinating—he paces the Heat with 4.3 assists—Richardson keeps pushing the boundaries of his three-and-D label, and Adebayo might have the highest ceiling of all as a do-it-all defender with more offensive skills than he’s been able to show.”
Alongside Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside, Davis would be an enormous get for the Heat. Without him, Miami is already clinging to playoff life with a 38-39 record.
Add him into the lineup, and they might be fighting for first-round home-court advantage.
Of course, for the Pelicans, they will not be sure what they are getting in Winslow, Richardson, and Adebayo. All three players are young and have plenty of potential, but are also still so raw and flawed with their game.
Then there is the matter of Davis' upcoming free agency. There is no promise he would stay in Miami past 2020, even if they do perform well.
True, the whole scenario is probably a long shot, all things considered. But weirder things have happened before...