Anthony Davis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pelicans’ Josh Hart found out Lakers dealt him in Anthony Davis trade on Twitter

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans swingman Josh Hart revealed he found out he was being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a deal for Anthony Davis through Twitter. The former Lakers bench cog knew his team was trying to trade for Davis, as he and most of the young core were almost..." August 22

  • Dwight Howard is reportedly ‘excited about the prospect’ of teaming up with LeBron James, Anthony Davis

    Silver Screen And Roll "Over the course of his 15-year career, Dwight Howard has had the privilege of playing with some of the best players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, including Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and, most recently, James Harden. This season, he’s hoping to add two more names to that list by..." August 18

  • Dwight Howard Reveals His Advice To Potential Teammate Anthony Davis

    Inquisitr "After the successful acquisition of Anthony Davis this summer, the expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers have skyrocketed. From being one of the worst teams in the NBA, the tandem of Davis and LeBron James in Los Angeles is expected to turn the Lakers into a legitimate title contender in the..." August 18

  • Lakers Rumors: Anthony Davis Won't Play 'Big Minutes' at Center After Cousins Injury

    Bleacher Report "As the Los Angeles Lakers look to fill the hole created after center DeMarcus Cousins tore the ACL in his left knee Thursday, forward Anthony Davis reportedly will not see a major change in his role. According to NBA TV's Jared Greenberg, Los..." August 16

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers’ Anthony Davis to Knicks still a reality?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Dwight Howard, 2.0? Keep an eye on the Lakers this season, Knicks fans. No, not just because the team will be on national television all time time or because of how dominant a bounceback season from LeBron Jamescould look. Instead, look for discord..." August 12

  • Rich Paul & Lakers’ Anthony Davis Keeping Free Agency Options Open

    Heavy "The Lakers made a number of moves this offseason, though none was bigger than landing LeBron James his superstar running mate in Anthony Davis. Going into just his age-26 season, Davis has already accomplished an extraordinary amount in his young career. A multiple-time first-team All-NBAer, a..." August 11

  • Knicks could be backup plan for Anthony Davis if Lakers implode

    Clutch Points "Anthony Davis could reportedly look to sign with the New York Knicks next summer when he becomes a free agent if the Los Angeles Lakers implode in 2019-20, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. Davis is widely expected to decline his 2020-21 player option worth $28,751,775...." August 10

  • Jason Kidd says Lakers superstar Anthony Davis ‘has the total package’

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd can’t wait to coach superstar power forward Anthony Davis next season. Kidd, a Hall of Famer, is Frank Vogel’s lead assistant on the Lakers. He says Davis “has the total package” and can do everything on a..." August 08

  • Anthony Davis thinks Lakers would have been favorites if they signed Kawhi, but excited for rivalry with Clippers

    Silver Screen And Roll "When Anthony Davis made the decision to waive his $4 million trade kicker for the Los Angeles Lakers, he did so with one player in mind: Kawhi Leonard. Had Davis declined to waive his trade bonus, the Lakers would have been limited to just $28 million, or $4.7 million of..." August 07

  • Anthony Davis talks about turning down wearing No. 80

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and because of some weirdness with Nike and their jerseys, he has to be No. 3 instead of No. 23. LeBron James offered to give Davis 23 as a sort of welcome gift as he arrived in Southern California. But it was a no-go with Nike, so here we..." August 02

  • Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: When Anthony Davis hired Rich Paul, I knew trade request was coming

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis insisted hiring Rich Paul – LeBron James‘ agent and someone known for hardline negotiations – didn’t mean Davis would leave the Pelicans. Of course, Davis requested a trade, ideally to the Lakers. Paul steered his client to Los..." August 02

  • Anthony Davis Reveals What LeBron James Texted Him After Trade To Lakers

    Fadeaway World "It’s no secret that the Lakers had been vying for Anthony Davis for months. They failed to secure a deal before the deadline in February, and it took weeks to get the job done in the offseason. But when the trade finally did go down, there was a strong sense of relief from..." August 01

  • Alvin Gentry critical of the way Anthony Davis handled trade demand

    Larry Brown Sports "Alvin Gentry dealt with a lot of unexpected headaches last season when Anthony Davis publicly demanded to be traded, and the New Orleans Pelicans coach is still bitter over the way Davis handled the situation. ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan spoke with a number of NBA head..." August 01

  • Anthony Davis Confirmed He'd Been Traded to Lakers by Scrolling Instagram

    12 Up "The Anthony Davis trade from the New Orleans Pelicans to the LA Lakers was almost unbelievable considering how long and grueling the process seemed. The process extended for so long that Davis didn't even believe it himself when at long last he was dealt. After Davis got..." August 01

  • Anthony Davis Reveals He's Still Scared of The Dark

    Complex "While making an appearance on ESPN’s That’s What She Said with Sarah Spain, new Lakers big man Anthony Davis copped to the fear that plagues much of the nation's nine-and-under crowd. Specifically, he said that he's scared of the dark because too many horror movies..." July 30

  • Anthony Davis to keep chasing NBA title 'until I succeed at it'

    ESPN "Anthony Davis already has six All-Star appearances, an NCAA championship and an Olympic gold medal to his name, but the newly minted Los Angeles Lakers forward admits there's still something missing. "I don't think I have a failure that I've had yet," Davis told..." July 29

  • Making the case for DeMarcus Cousins to start alongside Anthony Davis for the Lakers

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers will be entering this upcoming season with what many may consider to be somewhat of a contingency lineup. They took their shot (and failed) on Kawhi Leonard, and in truth, it’s hard to blame them for giving it a go. However, the problem is that in the process, the..." July 28

  • Anthony Davis: I am the best basketball player in the world

    247 Sports "The expected pecking order for the Los Angeles Lakers next season starts with LeBron James at the top and Anthony Davis beside him as the best No. 2 in the league. That placement is based on years of NBA history. James has never needed to defer to anyone, and may be the..." July 26

  • Kendrick Perkins Blasts Steve Kerr’s Comments On Anthony Davis Trade Saga

    Total Pro Sports "Former Cleveland Cavalier and current NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins had some rather harsh words to Steve Kerr on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Golden State Warriors head coach essentially called out Anthony Davis demanding a trade and forcing his way onto the Lakers and how bad it..." July 24

  • Jalen Rose: Don't Be Surprised if Anthony Davis Winds Up With the Bulls

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Mike Greenberg were having a discussion about the report that Adam Silver wants to curb NBA tampering, and went into an interesting aside shortly after the 2:30-mark about Anthony Davis. “Guys are planning years ahead,” Jalen said. “I’m gonna say..." July 24

  • Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis-Lakers saga is ‘bad’ for the NBA

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The notion of players forcing their way from a franchise has been around for generations. It worked for Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who went from Milwaukee to Los Angeles in 1975. Charles Barkley swapped Philadelphia for Phoenix in 1992. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, asked about the clout..." July 24

  • Dwyane Wade’s Social Media Activity Suggests He’s Recruiting Anthony Davis to Miami Heat

    Total Pro Sports "Dwyane Wade might be retired from the NBA, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop trying to make the Miami Heat great again. The retired former all-star played a huge role in getting Jimmy Butler to come to the South Beach, and it seems he has his sights set on an even..." July 23

  • Anthony Davis’ words continue to give the Lakers nightmares

    New York Post "The Lakers must be mortified. They gave up a ton of assets to get Anthony Davis and pair him with LeBron James, thinking they’d have Davis in Los Angeles for years to come. But after the 26-year-old Davis told ESPN he’s only focused on the upcoming season with one year..." July 21

  • Anthony Davis Renting $14 Million Bel-Air Mansion

    TMZ "New team, new pad -- L.A.'s newest superstar Anthony Davis has found a temporary home in his new territory ... renting an INSANE $14.1 million mansion in Bel-Air!!! TMZ Sports has learned ... The Brow is resting his feet in a super private gated community in L.A. ... and the..." July 20

  • Have LA Lakers Surrounded LeBron James, Anthony Davis with Enough Shooting?

    Bleacher Report "Last year's Los Angeles Lakers graduated with a doctorate in How Not to Build Around LeBron James. This season's team is, by all appearances, determined to avoid the same fate. Lessons learned have no doubt played a role in the Lakers' thinking. They know..." July 19

  • Anthony Davis Calls Chicago 'The Mecca of Basketball' Fresh off Lakers Trade

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis called his hometown of Chicago the "Mecca of basketball" on Friday. Tony Gill of 670 The Score provided Davis' complete comments on the city's love of the sport:

    July 19

  • Anthony Davis on being NBA 2K20 cover athlete: ‘A dream come true’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Anthony Davis is a cover athlete for an NBA 2K edition for the second time in his career, but he says being a solo athlete instead of sharing the cover is a “dream come true.” The Los Angeles Lakers superstar attended an event Tuesday at Microsoft Lounge in Culver City,..." July 17

  • Anthony Davis refuses to commit to Lakers beyond this season

    247 Sports "Anthony Davis just spent five months doing everything in his power to get to the Los Angeles Lakers. He finally succeeded when the New Orleans Pelicans sent him there in a blockbuster June trade, and now that he has united with LeBron James, the expectation is that he will remain in..." July 17

  • Anthony Davis surprised LeBron James is ranked ahead of Kawhi Leonard in NBA 2K20

    Clutch Points "While he might be teammates with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers now, Anthony Davis is not afraid to speak his mind on James’ being higher-ranked than Kawhi Leonard in 2K20. When Davis was questioned on the order of the top players, he admitted that he thought Leonard..." July 16

  • Troy Daniels says he was recruited to Lakers by Anthony Davis

    Sporting News "The Lakers wanted Troy Daniels. The 28-year-old guard told reporters he received calls from Los Angeles general manager Rob Pelinka and Anthony Davis while he was a free agent this summer. He went on to sign a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the team. "I love being..." July 16

  • How LeBron, Lakers Can Convince Anthony Davis to Stay in LA

    Bleacher Report "Some may scoff at the notion of Anthony Davis playing anywhere other than Los Angeles in 2020-21, but he can and will turn down his $28.8 million player option, exercise his right to meet with other organizational leaders in free agency and weigh each pro and con next..." July 16

  • Lakers’ Anthony Davis doomsday scenario gives Knicks hope

    New York Post "The Knicks’ plans of landing at least one superstar this offseason in NBA free agency went up in smoke, but Anthony Davis just gave them a glimmer of hope for next summer. During an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Davis was asked whether he views himself as a..." July 16

  • Report: Anthony Davis won't play in FIBA World Cup

    The Score "Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis won't participate at USA Basketball's training camp next month, and he'll remove his name from consideration for the FIBA World Cup in September, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. The six-time..." July 15

  • Anthony Davis Used 2k To Pick His Next Jersey Number After Finding Out He Couldn’t Use 23

    Fadeaway World "The Anthony Davis era started off well enough for the Lakers. After trading for Davis in a huge package of picks and young players, the team was set to content for years to come. And in the first sign of goodwill for his new teammate, LeBron James gifted AD his No. 23, and it was..." July 14

  • Anthony Davis Needs to Stop Complaining and Get Ready to Play Some Center

    12 Up "Brand new Los Angeles Laker Anthony Davis hasn't even been in Hollywood for a week and he's already putting demands on head coach Frank Vogel. While he did say that he would play center if Vogel needed him to, Davis made it perfectly clear that he prefers to play the power..." July 14

  • Anthony Davis Won't Commit to Lakers Past 2020 in Introductory Press Conference

    12 Up "Anthony Davis just predicted some NBA Championships in the Los Angeles Lakers' future, but will he get to be a part of them? When asked about his future plans with the organization at today's introductory press conference, AD set the record straight by not promising to return..." July 14

  • Rob Pelinka consulted LeBron, AD when filling out Laker roster

    Silver Screen And Roll "Once the Los Angeles Lakers got word that Kawhi Leonard would be spurning them for the Clippers, general manager Rob Pelinka quickly moved on to his contingency plan and, quite frankly, put together a very respectable roster. During a conference call with reporters, Pelinka was asked..." July 14

  • Anthony Davis doesn’t want to play center

    Silver Screen And Roll "If there was one thing made clear on the day the Los Angeles Lakers introduced Anthony Davis as their newest star, it’s that after a year in which LeBron James exuded his own sort of special gravitational pull in terms of attention and power, he now has a counterpart with just as much..." July 14

  • Anthony Davis on requesting trade from Pels: I 'wanted to take control of my career'

    The Score "Anthony Davis made headlines midway through the 2018-19 season when he publicly requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. The six-time All-Star grew tired of others making decisions for him and wanted to take matters into his own hands. "I just wanted to take..." July 13

  • Anthony Davis on Lakers: 'I'll put our roster up against anybody'

    The London Free Press "Anthony Davis met the media in Los Angeles on Saturday for the first time since he was traded to the Lakers and expressed his enthusiasm about joining LeBron James and DeMarcus Cousins to create one of the NBA’s top trios. “I’ll put our roster up against..." July 13

  • Rob Pelinka: Anthony Davis Trade 'History-Shifting' Moment for Lakers Franchise

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced Anthony Davis as a member of the organization at a press conference on Saturday.  General manager Rob Pelinka told reporters the addition of Davis is a "history-shifting" moment for the Lakers.  Describing..." July 13

  • Anthony Davis found out on IG that he was traded to the Lakers

    Sportsnaut "New Los Angeles Lakers star big man Anthony Davis held his introductory press conference with the media on Saturday. While most of the Q&A session was nothing to write home about, Davis’ note about how he found out he was heading to the Lakers is rather..." July 13

  • Knicks Refused To Trade Mitchell Robinson In Trade For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "The summer of stars has come and gone with the Knicks (somehow) failing to land a single one. The optimism they had for landing Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, or even Kawhi Leonard all disappeared in the first few days of free agency when it became evident they would strike out on all of..." July 13

  • Anthony Davis announces he will wear jersey number 3 with Lakers

    Silver Screen And Roll "A few weeks ago, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was planning to give new teammate Anthony Davis a warm welcome to the team in the form of his No. 23 jersey. Davis has worn No. 23 every season he’s been in the NBA, and James was going to change back to No. 6 — the number..." July 13

  • Sources: Davis wearing LeBron's No. 23 with Lakers on hold

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James’ plan to give Anthony Davis his uniform number will be postponed until next season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. James had wanted to give his new Los Angeles Lakers teammate the No. 23 — which Davis had worn for his entire career in New Orleans —..." July 13

  • Anthony Davis: “I’m The Best Player In The World”

    Fadeaway World "There’s a real belief among many that Anthony Davis may be able to achieve his first ever championship now that he will be playing alongside four-time MVP, LeBron James in Los Angeles this season. Davis is arguably the most talented young player in the entire league and it’s fair to..." July 12

  • Report: Rich Paul tried as hard to get Anthony Davis to Knicks as Lakers

    Yardbarker "Many believed that it was the Los Angeles Lakers or bust for Anthony Davis’ camp this summer, but it turns out that wasn’t entirely true. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Wednesday that Davis’ agent Rich Paul tried to get the New Orleans Pelicans to trade..." July 11

  • Anthony Davis declares himself the ‘best in the world’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Anthony Davis has no shortage of confidence when it comes to his standing among his NBA peers, and it’s reasonable to agree to some extent that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is completely in the right in his assessment. Davis recently declared in an interview that he views..." July 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins Wanted To Play With Anthony Davis Again Because They ‘Made Each Other Better’

    Dime Magazine "The first five minutes of free agency this summer was absolute pandemonium, and things only got wilder and more confounding as the week pressed on. The NBA landscape underwent a seismic shift — both literal and figurative — as more superstars switched teams in a shorter period than..." July 11

  • Listen to Rich Paul Explain Why Anthony Davis Waived $4 Million Lakers Trade Kicker

    The Big Lead "Rich Paul joined Evan Cohen, Amin Elhassan, and Zach Harper for about a half hour on SiriusXM’s NBA channel over the weekend, and if you are a Sirius subscriber (or haven’t done the three-month free trial yet) it is highly advisable to take the plunge. This was a glimpse..." July 09