Anthony Davis‘s interest in the New York Knicks is on “equal footing” with the all-too-familiar LeBron James‘s Los Angeles Lakers.
For a solid period of time, it’s been the Los Angeles Lakers or bust. That was until a recent report threw the New York Knicks into the world of Anthony Davis’s future plans.
Now, it appears the New York NBA franchise is on “equal footing” to Los Angeles, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Anthony Davis has the Knicks on equal footing with the Lakers in terms of teams he is interested in signing with long-term, @NYTSports has learned. The Clippers and Bucks also remain preferred destinations on his list
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 7, 2019
“Anthony Davis has the Knicks on equal footing with the Lakers in terms of teams he is interested in signing with long-term, @NYTSports has learned. The Clippers and Bucks also remain preferred destinations on his list.”
It’s a pretty remarkable idea.
For an organization that’s struggled for the better part of two decades, the idea that the best big in the league wants the Big Apple is a tremendous sign. More than a simple sign, it’s a tremendous marketing advantage (as word spreads quickly throughout the Association).
Davis, 25, is a five-time NBA All-Star who’ll remain with the New Orleans Pelicans for at least the rest of the current campaign (with the trade deadline already passed). With Kristaps Porzingis already in Dallas, the Knicks possess no shot to obtain the Brow’s services in the immediate future.
Not until business opens back up is it even possible. First, assets must be acquired and/or New Orleans needs to take back draft picks.
In 451 career professional games, Davis is averaging 29.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 4.4 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.