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As the New Orleans Pelicans fight just to stay alive in the Western Conference playoff race, concerns continue to grow surrounding the long-term future of Anthony Davis.
Davis is under contract through 2021 and will be 28 years old heading into the 21-22 season.
It’s a long way off, but reports already indicate that the All-Star forward has given some thought to what life could be like after the Pelicans.
Brian Boyles of Bleacher Report wrote on a possible team up involving Russell Westbrook, Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Fans can’t expect Davis to remain patient out of love for the city.
Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Media Group, the same agency that represents Russell Westbrook, is Davis’ agent. A source close to Davis’ agent floated the possibility that the end game could find the two uniting in Los Angeles with the talent-starved Lakers. Those kind of rumors are the ones that expand into panic when a team flails like the Pelicans have in the last two seasons.
For what it’s worth, Westbrook is set to become a free-agent after the 18-19 season, when he’ll be 30 years old. The Thunder are in great shape compared to the Pelicans, but no one is expecting a championship in Oklahoma City with the current roster. If the organziation doesn’t surround Westbrook with championship-caliber talent in the next two years, it’s possible he would look for a better situation.
A lot can change in a few years, but barring unforeseen circumstances, the Golden State Warriors appear to have a firm grip on the Western Conference and it could take another rival “super team” joining forces to counter their four All-Stars.
Take this report with a grain of salt, but it could be something to keep an eye on for future reference, especially for those in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles.