Report: Anthony Davis Spoke With Darren Collison About Playing for Lakers - Lakers Daily

Report: Anthony Davis Spoke With Darren Collison About Playing for Lakers

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Anthony Davis reportedly spoke with retired veteran guard Darren Collison recently to discuss his potential return to the NBA.

The Los Angeles Lakers could be a good fit for Collison, who last played as recently as the 2018-19 season.

“When word began to circulate recently that Collison had been working out and was interested in playing again in the NBA, Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Collison had a talk about his plans and how Los Angeles might fit into those, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter,” wrote Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Last Thursday, Collison was seen courtside at Staples Center near Lakers owner Jeanie Buss during a game against the Houston Rockets. The Lakers were reportedly recruiting him that day and his presence there may have been part of that process.

With Rob Pelinka, the Lakers’ vice president of basketball operations and general manager, unable to consummate a trade before the Feb. 6 deadline, picking up a player like Collison would add depth to the roster.

In order to sign him to a contract, however, the team will have to waive one of their players.

The former UCLA Bruin averaged 11.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game last season. He also shot 40.7 percent from 3-point territory and 46.7 percent from the field.