Imagine Anthony David, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Durant all wearing Knicks’ jerseys
With the New York Knicks being linked to possibly signing Kevin Durant next summer, I mentioned on Monday that they’ll need more than the Golden State Warriors star if they’re going to contend for a title.
Well, maybe they can get another star big man.
Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports reported on Monday that New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis wouldn’t mind playing for the Knicks, Boson Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers or Los Angeles Lakers if he’s unable to work something out with the Pelicans.
A source with intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the NBA told Get More Sports that Davis is considering five teams in the near and distant future: The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers.
Sheridan mentioned that if the Pelicans struggle during the first half of the upcoming season, Davis will be inclined to leave and if that is the case, New Orleans will likely look to trade him prior to the deadline.
The problem is that I can’t imagine anyone trading for Davis without knowing whether or not he’s going to sign a long-term deal with them. Then again, teams like the Toronto Raptors with Kawhi Leonard and the Oklahoma City Thunder with Paul George have taken the risk of trading fo star players that could leave. It worked out for OKC. We’ll have to and wait and see what happens in Toronto.
The bad news for the Knicks is the fact that the Celtics and Danny Ainge have plenty of valuable assets that they can part with in order to bring in Davis.
Right now the Celtics have the best odds of landing Davis with the Lakers, Pelicans, Knicks and 76ers all following behind in that order.
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