Listen: Reports: Pelicans agree to trade Anthony Davis to Lakers
"The NBA a little bit because there was a monster trade over the weekend. Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. No, the trades not official yet. There's some cap stuff going on. The Lakers are trying to get the trade pushed to July thirtieth for what I've read the treat is expected to be completed on July sixth. But if the Lakers can get New Orleans who doesn't really them. Anything says might be a tough sell, but they can get New Orleans to push the official trade announcement to July thirtieth. They'll get like six million dollars. More cap space, which means they'll be able to offer somebody a mex- contract. If you know anything about the NBA free agency, you generally need to get these superstars on next contracts. They don't really consider you. Or hard to get them to come and Kyrie irvings a free agent. Jimmy Butler is a free agent Kumba? Walkers, a free agent. Kawai Leonard's a free agent and there've been a couple of reports since Davis got traded to the Lakers who are now by the way, the betting favorites to win the NBA championship next season. How about that? I mean they were almost a laughing stock this year. And they are the favorites to win the title. I mean you pick up the top five player in Paramus, Laurent, LeBron James, what's going to happen, but. I just I love the move for them and makes the NBA so much more interesting. It gives free agents that want to go to the Lakers, a short term any long term outlook because think about LeBron trying to convince guys to come there on your own. He's thirty five and even though I don't necessarily think last year was him slowing down. If I was him having an injury and being on a bad team. So one could think he's he's slowing down. And do I want to join up with that, now you've got Anthony Davis was twenty six years old and the prime of his career? And you think all right, short term. Yes. Long-term. Yes. All right. I'll come there and sense. This trade, you've got two guys that seemingly were not in the running to go to the Lakers, just like that. There are reports that they could be going. There's a report out there. The Kyrie Irving. Is going to take the Lakers seriously. There's another report that quiet Leonard is going to take the lake seriously. And if you get either one of them, then you are the super team of the NBA next year because the warriors, even if they reassigned Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant. Are not going to have them until. When may maybe maybe Klay would come back a little bit earlier, typical typically achilles injuries, take longer than ACL's, and Klay Thompson is a tough, dude. So I would expect Klay to come back, maybe earlier in that maybe like March, but you're not gonna have Durant until next year's playoffs. At least. So it's not going to be a super team for ninety percent of the season. The Lakers would be the team if they can get one of those guys if you can't fullback on Kemba Walker, who was all NBA this year, super good fall back on Jimmy Butler kind of a head case. But is a really good player. So I love that trade for intrigue and this off season in the NBA is going to be nuts or should be nuts. Durant could leave and the injury now affects that but there are still teams that want to give him X contracts come a Walker. Like I mentioned Butler, whether he stays in Toronto or not. I don't know how you watch that parade today and think he's not staying. But you never know nobody knows what his motivation is. He's an interesting character for that in, especially in a sport where it seems like we know. Everybody's motivations all the time, like Anthony Davis got traded on Saturday. We've known for eight months. Davis wanted to be treated. We've known forever. And even before that, you probably would have you probably would have been led to that knowing that he will head and signed a contract extension with New Orleans. You have insinuated maybe he wants to be treated that was over a year ago. Brian. I mean people knew a year in advance that he wanted to go to the Lakers, and then happened. We'll see if Durant goes to the Knicks. But if he does that. People been talking about him, go to the next for over a year. That would be like that. And here's Leonard and just no one has a clue. Mean there's betting odds on it. You can bet on it. I think part of the reason the clippers are always so high. There is just hey we don't really know. So we're just gonna put his hometown team there from LA. Lakers and clippers put him on there. I think that might be part of that, just, hey, we don't know the guys motivations you'd like to assume the playing at home is one of them. So let's do that. Let's make the clippers one of the favorites. But that do could go anywhere. You go to Memphis, who knows? Maybe likes country music. Nobody knows anything about this guy. He's a robot that no one can hack. Oh, today he let out some personality today. That was that was fun to see you don't often. See Leonard do anything remotely interesting. That's not on the court and he did that he made mocked himself today with his laugh. You know, he's being one of the"