NBA News and Rumors: Are the Blazers in the mix for Anthony Davis?
NBA News and Rumors
Somehow, we’re almost to the halfway point of the NBA season. Anthony Davis trade talk is picking up speed while Carmelo Anthony rumors just…well, exist.
Let’s get you caught up with the latest news around the NBA.
- The year of Anthony Davis
- Is anyone interested in acquiring Carmelo Anthony?
- LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of the Year again
- Is RoLo packing his bags for the Bay?
The year of AD
Anthony Davis’ year is here. The New Orleans big is set to become a restricted free agent in 2020, and it doesn’t look like it will be too long before he finds a new team.
LeBron James is sharing postgame dinner with Davis in Los Angeles while Giannis Antetokounmpo is urging the Pelicans star to just "come to the Bucks."
According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Portland Trail Blazers could soon be in the hunt to acquire Davis as well.
“Contending teams with lesser stars, such as the Trail Blazers with CJ McCollum, could surprise us by entering the Davis sweepstakes,” O’Connor said.
This isn’t the first time Davis has been tied to Portland. Last year, when asked on Twitter which player he’d like to join the Blazers, Damian Lillard replied with AD's Twitter handle.
Is anyone interested in acquiring Carmelo Anthony?
Carmelo Anthony’s search for a potential landing spot continues.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Washington Wizards have no plans to pursue the former All-Star at this time.
The Lakers, Clippers, Celtics, Pelicans and 76ers have been rumored as potential landing spots for Anthony, but reportedly lack interest in acquiring Melo.
The Rockets remain focused on trading Anthony, rather than waiving him outright.
LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of the Year again
The King has done it again. For the third time in his career, LeBron James was named The Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year.
The AP credited James for his dominant play, social justice work, and his “I Promise” School, a public elementary school for at-risk children built by the LeBron James Foundation in Akron, Ohio.
James surpassed Boston Red Sox player Mookie Betts, Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Triple Crown winner Justify for the nod.
Is RoLo packing his bags for the Bay?
With DeMarcus Cousins still out, the Golden State Warriors could be on the hunt for another big.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Warriors could be the next to land Chicago Bulls 7-footer Robin Lopez.
“There will be little need for the Bulls to keep Lopez, 30, beyond Feb. 7 if they don’t find a workable trade for him, which may set up the former Knick to emerge as one of most coveted buyout candidates," Stein said.
The trade deadline will be intriguing for the Bulls, especially if they can get a decent return for Lopez in the process.