What are the real chances this could happen?
The possibility of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook joining the Los Angeles Lakers in the future was broached in a Bleacher Report piece about the relationship between Pelicans and Davis.
A source close to Davis’ agent Thad Foucher told Bleacher Report that the end game is Davis and Westbrook ending up in Los Angeles.
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.
Davis might not want to stay in New Orleans for much longer if they don’t start putting pieces around him that could help the team. Davis is an elite basketball player, but gets thrown out of the mix because he’s hidden in the Big Easy.
We all now where Westbrook stands in the mix. He seems pretty committed to Oklahoma City at this point, so it would really be unclear whether he would bolt for Los Angeles at this point.
Bleacher Report noted that it doesn’t seem like Davis wants to leave anytime soon, but if the plan is to get him to the west coast in the future, his team better start thinking of a plan to get him there sooner than later.