Report: Anthony Davis ‘Considering’ Sixers
The Philadelphia 76ers missed out on their star hunt during the 2018 offseason, but one NBA star has the Sixers on their radar as a possible destination down the line. According to Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports, Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is considering five teams in the near and distant future.
A source with intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the NBA told Get More Sports that Davis is considering five teams in the near and distant future: The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers.
While Davis is under contract for two more seasons, including a player option for 2020-21, the Pelicans performance during the first half of the year could dictate what the Pelicans want to do with the NBA's top talents, Sheridan notes. Davis is set to earn $24.5 million this season.
If they are middle-of-the-pack or worse in the competitive Western Conference, it is more likely than not that Davis will be moved before the trading deadline.
Philadelphia has the draft capitol and talent to put together a package for Davis if they so please. A Twin Towers pairing of Joel Embiid and Davis is certainly drool-worthy. The Sixers own Miami's 2021 unprotected first-round pick in addition to nine extra second-rounders through 2022. A deal for a talent like Davis would most definitely have to include at least Markelle Fultz and Miami's 2021 pick to start.
Davis, 25, is coming off his best season to date. He averaged 28.1 points on 53.4 percent shooting to go along with 11.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.
Brandon Apter is a Sixers contributor to 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on Twitter @bapter23.