Chris Haynes on where Anthony Davis will be to start the 2019-20 season: “I’m going to go with the Lakers. That’s my prediction: I think he starts next season with the Lakers… If he maintains the stance that he’s not doing Boston [long-term] – and that’s with or without Kyrie [Irving] – I think LA has the best package. We may have to wait and see about New York because if they get the No. 1 overall pick, they could be in the game as well. But I think, at the end of the day, he’ll end up in LA.”
“A lot of people don’t realize on the outside that a lot of things that are said get into the locker room,” Irving said in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, coincidentally also released Wednesday. “A lot of things that are put in headlines get into locker rooms. Media has broken up locker rooms. It’s been done before, where you say something and it’s misinterpreted. And instead of addressing it with the person and individual, like human interaction, you read it on your phone. You read it on a text. “Someone says to you, ‘Hey, did you see what this person said about you?’ and it’s your teammate. You’re like, ‘I didn’t hear that.’ You hold back, you don’t say anything to them, and then throughout the season, it ends up coming out again.”