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Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis
Position: F-C
Born: 03/11/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $27,093,019
Other than during individual or team workouts, everyone will be required to wear so-called Magic Bands, which serves as both a hotel key and a health monitoring device that will help both the league and individuals be aware of any symptoms. The NBA has also established an anonymous hotline that allows anyone to report others that break protocols. “I think that everyone would be mindful of following the rules, just because of everything that’s going on,” Davis said. “I don’t think anyone wants to get COVID. So I don’t think guys would put themselves, or hopefully won’t put themselves, the other players and staff that’s going to be in the bubble in jeopardy. So I don’t think guys will do anything like that.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
While Davis may have told George that he wanted to join him in Indiana, it would’ve been nearly impossible for the Pacers to actually acquire the superstar big man. After all, it’s not like Davis was a free agent and the Pacers chose not to sign him because of the cost. Davis had just signed a five-year, $145 million extension with New Orleans in 2015, so he didn’t even have any leverage to demand a trade (unlike in 2019 when he threatened to walk as a free agent if they didn’t deal him).
At that time, Davis was a 24-year-old who was on the All-NBA 1st Team and New Orleans wanted to keep him for the rest of his career. In other words, he was virtually untouchable, especially since he had just signed an extension. The Pelicans didn’t trade Davis until two years later when he asked to be dealt (and even then it took a massive offer for the Los Angeles Lakers to add him).
Kendrick Perkins also appeared on the Scoop B Radio Podcast this week. He disagrees with World Peace’s assessment comparison. “I love Metta World Peace, that’s my guy but there’s no comparison to Anthony Davis,” Perkins told Scoop B Radio. “He’s a guy that we’ve never seen before. He’s one of one. He’s a generational talent. In my opinion, the closest guy that I’ve seen to Anthony Davis was Kevin Garnett when you look at the whole body of work that they both can do; their handles, their passing ability, their shot blocking, the way they defend they can switch from 1 through 5, they rebound at a high level. It’s no limitations on their game really. Offensively they both can shoot the 3. They both had post moves. KG had post moves. AD has post moves. KG could push the rock. AD could push the rock. But, AD is one of one man. He’s a generational talent.”
So is he a possibility for the Lakers? “Maybe,” one Western Conference executive said. A former executive said of Cousins and the Lakers, “That’s the only team. He respects [LeBron James], and he’s [Anthony Davis’] boy. [Other teams] don’t want that distraction. There’s a small window of time to play, and you can’t let up.”
“The reason the supermax was put into the NBA was for this exact reason — to offer superstars so much money they don’t want to leave. It’s had mixed success. The problem however is we don’t know what the salary cap is going to look like next year,” Windhorst said. “And even if the Bucks went 16-0 through the playoffs, if the salary cap collapses, it may not make economic sense for Giannis to extend. And this could also even apply to Lakers and Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis could be smiling from ear-to-ear, so happy to be in LA. But it may not behoove him to sign a long-term contract this summer. The results on the floor obviously matter, but the negotiations with the CBA and what happens with the salary cap may matter more about whether these guys resign this summer.”
Storyline: Anthony Davis Free Agency
Jerry West: “I think in Los Angeles, they have so many Laker fans. My goodness. The enormous success that the Lakers have had over the years, they are a really good team now, two of the best players we’ve seen in a long time on one team. I think it would be incredible for the people in the west. I’m not sure how that would go over for the teams back east who want to see their respective teams get an opportunity to play.”

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson was asked by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday to name five current NBA players that would have been able to play during Michael Jordan’s era. “That’s really easy for me,” Johnson said. “We start with LeBron [James], then KD, Kevin Durant, no question, I mean, that guy can score in any era, right? And I think Steph Curry could still shoot the way he’s shooting right now because I love watching Steph Curry play. And I think I would probably take Anthony Davis and the Greek Freak [Giannis Antetokounmpo]. Those guys could definitely play in the era that I was in, and other guys as well.”
If all players are forced to opt in, that means Anthony Davis returns to the Lakers for another season and will be eligible for free agency in 2021. That’s a good thing for the Knicks as Davis likely will be more amenable to moving on as LeBron James turns 37. “I think we will go 29-for-29 on player options picked up,’’ Marks told The Post.
Storyline: Anthony Davis Free Agency
In a conference with players on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated that he couldn’t guarantee the safety of the players if play resumed in a city where they would be quarantined, but assured them the league would do everything in its power to make the safest conditions possible, sources said. That didn’t sit well with some players, sources said, with a vaccine not expected to be available for a year or two.
Most influential NBA players on Frank Jackson growing up: “I loved watching Allen Iverson when I was younger and Rajon Rondo, when he was with the Celtics. And I think being in the league, the last three years, I think being around Jrue (Holiday) has been just so awesome, tremendously helped me. Same with Rondo. I wish I could have played with him (longer). Jameer Nelson was huge when he was with us. Honestly, I’ve been really fortunate. (Anthony Davis) was great with me. To be surrounded by such awesome guys, but obviously me and Jrue have been buddies since I got here and that’s my dog. He always looks out for me.”