The Los Angeles Lakers revamped their roster at the trade deadline, and they look like a legit threat to make some noise in the Western Conference now.
However, it seems like there could be some trouble in paradise between the two most prominent figures on the roster.
According to Colin Cowherd, LeBron James and his camp have been frustrated with Anthony Davis’ lack of availability and inconsistent play.
Davis’ body language when LeBron broke the league’s all-time scoring record also prompted some speculation about things not being well between the two starts.
Cowherd explained how James is frustrated with the team not holding Davis accountable, comparing him with Michael Jordan, who would’ve just ripped him in practice.
Also, the insider added that there had been some rumblings about the Dallas Mavericks being interested in trading for Davis in the offseason:
“LeBron and his camp have been frustrated by how many minutes he has to play,” Cowherd said on The Herd. “They can’t depend on Anthony Davis. They are also mad that Darvin Ham is not keeping the pressure on Anthony Davis. I talked to an NBA source who I’ve known for a long time— he said the Dallas Mavericks and Anthony Davis, keep your eye on it. Anthony Davis is pouting, LeBron’s holding him accountable, LeBron’s not happy with him, AD’s gone into a funk, it’s not a coincidence.”
"LeBron has always tried to get along with everybody… Michael Jordan would have just called out Westbrook or Anthony Davis."
— @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/3VeAkjMr3x
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 15, 2023
Truth be told, the Lakers would be wrong not to at least consider the possibility of moving Davis.
As great as he is, his trade value isn’t going to go up any time soon.
He’s perhaps the most injury-prone star in the league, and he has a tendency to give up on plays when his team isn’t getting the job done.
Of course, Davis is also one of the most impactful two-way players this game has ever seen, but the Lakers cannot trust him to be on the floor when it matters the most, so they could explore the trade market and see whether they can recoup some draft capital or land another star.NEXT: The Lakers Have A Tough Road To Even Make The Play-In