Report: Anthony Davis taking his time to sign contract with Lakers in hopes of luring Giannis Antetokounmpo

Peter Dewey
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis have yet to agree to a contract this offseason.

However, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Davis may have a good reason for waiting to sign his deal.

Windhorst believes that Davis may be waiting to sign to give the Lakers an opportunity to recruit Giannis Antetokounmpo next offseason.

If Davis decides to sign a one-year deal with a player option for the 2021-22 season, he and LeBron James could both opt out and recruit Antetokounmpo to the Lakers, according to Windhorst.

Imagine that super team in Los Angeles?

The Lakers are fresh off an NBA title led by James and Davis.

Antetokounmpo has won back-to-back league MVPs and would form one of the greatest trios in NBA history should he join James and Davis.

While it may be a long shot, Lakers fans certainly can’t help but dream of this scenario playing out in their favor.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.