With Anthony Davis rumors evolving by the minute and new names (Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving, as a couple examples) popping up like some weird whack-a-mole game, there was plenty for our podcast hosts to talk about today.
The Lakers are preparing to make an offer to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis. Will it be enough? The latest episode of “Show Tiempo” features Jordan Carruth and Harrison Faigen discussing the Lakers’ chances of landing AD.
The conversation begins with advice for Lakers fans desperate to see Davis play alongside LeBron in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the Lakers probably aren’t the favorites and the Pelicans should wait until Boston can be in the mix this July, but that won’t stop this conversation about the Lakers’ willingness to unload their young core. How much do the Pelicans value Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, and Zubac? The answer determines the Lakers chances of having LeBron and Davis play on the same team working towards a championship.
Later in the conversation, the guys discuss what the Pelicans should do in this situation. The Lakers aren’t the only team interested in the franchise player so what should we expect from the Knicks and Celtics? It’s being reported the Bucks and Raptors are both interested in making a move for AD to help with a playoff push this season. It makes a lot of sense for those franchises to take advantage of this situation but New Orleans likely won’t feel pressured to make such a significant trade by next week unless they’re blown away by an offer.
Does anyone think the NBA has a preference where Davis plays next? TV ratings are down since LeBron moved to the Pacific time zone. Would it benefit the league to have AD in the Eastern Conference? It won’t impact where the Pelicans trade Davis but it’s worth a conversation.
Locked on Lakers:
Today’s episode picks up right where the last one left off, as well as spending some time discussing Brandon Ingram’s huge game. Yes, he succeeded in many of the ways that frustrate at times, but he showed something intangible that we haven’t seen very much of.
Pete also brings into question whether people are overrating Boston and New York’s trade package compared to the Lakers’, but still doesn’t think a trade gets done. I actually am somewhat optimistic, despite New Orleans’ pretty lame attempts at avoiding a mere conversation with the Lakers.
We also briefly touch on the Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving rumors, because there already wasn’t enough to talk about.
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