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Anthony Davis could be part of the Lakers' next trade

By James Brown

Anthony Davis could be part of the Lakers' next trade

Anthony Davis is a great player, but the injuries might be a reason why the Lakers should consider trading him.

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Anthony Davis is the second best player on the Lakers roster, just behind LeBron James. However, it's hard to see him as a star because we hardly see him on the court as he's always injured. Last season he missed half of the season. Now, they are hoping to see him come back healthy, but a better solution could be to trade him for a package deal.

According to a  Western Conference executive, there's a chance that the Lakers could trade Anthony Davis to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for two young players. DeAndre Ayton and Cam Johnson. Neither of them are as good as Davis when healthy, but at least they can both almost guarantee to be on the court for 60 games.

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In the interview for Heavy.com, the executive explained, “Phoenix would be an interesting fit too, once Ayton can be traded. They could do Cam Johnson and Ayton, something like that. I am sure some in L.A. would expect a big return for Davis but with the injuries the last few years, it would be tough to trade him. There’s a lot of reasons why they’d keep him but that is one – you’re not going to get fair value because of the injuries.”

The Lakers are hoping that Davis can remain healthy for at least 60 games in the upcoming season so that he can run the offense. However, his injuries have made him play in only 76 games in two years, which might be the reason for the Lakers' disastrous campaign. Another injury or injuries this season, might lower his value even more.

Anthony Davis numbers

Anthony Davis averaged 23.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 40 games in the 2021-22 season. Those are good numbers overall, but his lack of games was costly for the Lakers.

 


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