Lakers Rumors: Anthony Davis to Land in Los Angeles in 2019?

Jonathan Sherman
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The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t do much to surround LeBron James with All-Star caliber talent this summer, but fans and experts alike predict big things for next summer.

On Tuesday, one former NBA star and current NBA insider Jalen Rose predicted that the headliner of the Lakers’ 2019 acquisitions will be New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis.

“New Orleans open your ears. Get used to watching Anthony Davis play basketball in your uniform, because this will be the last season he does so,” Rose began. “I know everybody saw the news about him joining Klutch Sports over the past couple of days. I am predicting that Anthony Davis ends up in Los Angeles with LeBron James, and they will be another dynamic duo trying to put together a squad to take down potentially the Golden State Warriors

“This time next year, we’re going to be talking about how the Lakers are trying to do a deal to acquire Anthony Davis and put him with LeBron James in purple and gold.”

Rose’s reference to Klutch Sports is by no means arbitrary. That’s because now Davis and James share Rich Paul as an agent. Paul is known around the league as not only James’ agent, but his close friend and confidant.

In fact, James himself took to Instagram to congratulate Davis and celebrate the move.

As for Davis, he commented on the switch as well, saying that it was the right move for his career and that he’s focused on winning now.

“I’m here,” Davis said. “I want to focus on winning this year with the squad that we have. We have a good squad.”

Whether or not he stays with his current team past next summer remains to be seen. If a trade to bring him to Los Angeles does come to pass, the Lakers will immediately be considered one of the most talented teams in the NBA.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.