Recently, LeBron James told reporters that it would be “amazing” if New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis joined him in L.A. to wreak havoc on the West coast.
However, Davis says that he’s only focusing on winning with his Pelicans. Though, he does appreciate the gesture.
“I don’t really care,” Davis told ESPN’s Zach Lowe following a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. “Obviously it’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me. But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15–17, that means I’m not doing my job.”
He isn’t technically wrong, but it’s not really his fault. The Pelicans also owe it to AD to build a team around him.
Davis is currently under contract for one more season after this one before hitting free agency. But before that happens, the Pelicans could offer Davis a super-max contract worth $239 million over five years in hopes of keeping ‘The Brow’ in New Orleans.
“When that time comes, of course, we will see,” Davis added. “I love my teammates … love New Orleans. I love the fans. I talk their slang. … love their food.”
AD is averaging 28 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 steals per game. He also leads the league in minutes per game, averaging 36.8 per contest.
Perhaps James can lure him with what Los Angeles can offer him in 2020 and beyond?