So it has finally happened. Anthony Davis has finally requested a trade, as his agent, Rich Paul states the big man is keen to take his talents to a team where he can compete for a Championship, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Davis is one of the best players in the league and he’s definitely going to draw a lot of interest from several teams, even though getting him to commit to signing an extension will not be an easy task.
Plenty of teams have enough assets to make a run at him, but considering just a handful of them are Championship contenders, that rules out a lot of them. Today, we’re going to give you the best and most realistic trade packages for him.
Note: we can’t include the Boston Celtics, as they can’t trade for Davis until Kyrie’s deal runs out because of the Derrick Rose rule.
3. Philadephia 76ers
The Philadephia 76ers look like a team that’s 1 star away from being a dynasty, and Anthony Davis could be the cherry on top of the sundae for the Process. Also, he’d have an easier path to the Finals playing in the Eastern Conference.
A Davis - Embiid frontcourt would feature the best two-way big men in the league, and they could get him by trading away Ben Simmons, Wilson Chandler, Zhaire Smith, and the 1st Round Pick. But, are they willing to part ways with Ben?
2. Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors already look unstoppable, but they also face the risk of losing DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant in the summer, so they need to lock in another star for the future.
The Warriors would be a prime destination for Davis if he wants to compete for a Championship on a consistent basis, and they could get him by sending away Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook, Shaun Livingston, and future 1st and 2nd Round Picks.
1. Los Angeles Lakers
And obviously, the Los Angeles Lakers will most likely be Anthony Davis’ preferred trade destination, as Rich Paul is also LeBron James’ agent and the King has openly recruited him all year long.
Davis could finally make the Lakers better than the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James can’t win rings without another star. To get him, they’d have to trade away Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and a future 1st Round Pick.