Why Los Angeles Lakers Should Explore Anthony Davis Trade

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season has ended for the Los Angeles Lakers. After finishing 33-49 and outside the play-in tournament, the focus has officially turned to the offseason.

Two years removed from an NBA Championship in Orlando, Fla., in a bubble due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Davis played 40 games this season, in which the 29-year-old averaged 23.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. 

Also, Davis’ streak of eight consecutive All-Star appearances came to an end this season, which was highlighted by his MVP performance in 2017 when he scored an All-Star Game record of 52 points as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.  

Davis has only played in 76 games in the last two seasons and averaged 22.5 points and 8.9 rebounds.

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Decisions loom for Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, especially for Davis. He still has three years left on the five-year extension he signed with the team a few months after receiving the Larry O’Brien trophy. 

Here are three reasons the Los Angeles Lakers should explore a trade involving Anthony Davis.