There was an article written on Bleacher Report Monday by NBA writer Brian Boyles which detailed how the Pelicans have failed to effectively build around star forward Anthony Davis, but there was one piece of information that was especially interesting.
According to the media group that represents Davis and Westbrook there have been discussions of the two stars joining forces and becoming the next great duo to don a Lakers uniform in the future.
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Here is the excerpt from the Bleacher Report story:
“Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Media Group, the same agency that represents Russell Westbrook, is Davis’ agent. A source close to Davis’ agent floated the possibility that the end game could find the two uniting in Los Angeles with the talent-starved Lakers. Those kind of rumors are the ones that expand into panic when a team flails like the Pelicans have in the last two seasons.”
For this to actually happen Westbrook would have to pass up on the opportunity to sign the designated veteran exception contract with the Thunder that could pay him $250 million this summer, which is unlikely, and become an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Then the Lakers would have to convince the Pelicans to trade Davis years before his current deal expires as he is under contract until 2021 which is even more unlikely.
While this is admittedly hearsay and may have no real legs or realistic possibility of happening, no one saw LeBron teaming up with Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh in 2010 and no one would have guessed Kevin Durant would be on a super team with the Warriors a few years ago.
At the very least all this report will do is give irrational Lakers fans something to hold on to while they suffer through another slog of a season.