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24 Hours After LeBron James Trade Rumors, 6’10″ Lakers Star Also Speculated to Join the Exit List This Summer

Published 06/07/2023, 9:57 AM EDT

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Even though the Los Angeles Lakers made it to the NBA Playoffs this season, they are keen on making some serious change ahead of the new season. LeBron James, who has been a crucial part of the Lakers setup over the last few years, has been rumored to leave the franchise. And if reports are true, another top player is speculated to leave the Lakers before the new season kicks off.

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Although it may come as shocking to many fans, Anthony Davis, who has been playing for the Lakers for three years, might not be a part of the star-studded team for the upcoming season. Let’s dive into the details and explore the latest developments surrounding these trade rumors.

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First thing first! Talking about LeBron’s trading rumors, the basketball world was sent into a frenzy when rumors started about the Dallas Mavericks being interested in trading for James. The speculations gained traction in the media, creating a buzz among fans. It is hard to imagine the Lakers moving forward without LeBron as he is their pillar of strength.

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Notably, LeBron has been the face of the Lakers since joining the team in 2018. While the trade rumors may have caught fans off guard, Kyrie Irving of the Dallas Mavericks reportedly also wanted to reunite with his old teammate!


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Given if the Lakers does not have LeBron for the upcoming season, they will need someone to fill in his shoes and takeover the leadership role. And who better than Anthony Davis for this role? But since Davis has also been rumored to leave the franchise, the Lakers may lose two of their top players in a blink.

Speculations surround Anthony Davis too

Although Davis had a tough run with all the injuries, LeBron is reflecting on a potential wind-up of his career. LeBron and AD are both invaluable in their own right. Additionally, the team is now settled in its strategy that depends on these two juggernauts. With everyone getting curious about the outcome, if this turns out to be real, things might get rough for the Lakers. A recent tweet by NBA Central discussing the possibility of Davis leaving the Lakers has sparked a frenzy on social media.

Fans have expressed their concerns, hopes and anxieties about the situation.

While some remain optimistic that Davis will stay with the Lakers, others fear the potential consequences of losing both him and LeBron.

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As we await any official announcements, a sense of anticipation permeates the atmosphere, with the future of the Lakers hanging in the balance. The unraveling of these trade rumors will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications. However, the Lakers’ front office will undoubtedly make decisions that align with their long-term goals and aspirations.


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What are your thoughts on the potential trades of LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Let us know in the comments!



Yusuf Khan

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Yusuf is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. Yusuf has been an NBA fanatic since his childhood days. NBA experts such as Chris Haynes and Shams Charania are his go-to sources to stay updated about all the inside scoops from the hoop world.

Edited By: Aayush Kapoor