Well wouldn’t this just be swell for the rest of the NBA?
Over the past three years or so, the Golden State Warriors have been ruling the roost of the NBA, breaking countless records — both individual- and team-based — on their way to two NBA championships in three Finals appearances.
The way Joe Lacob and Bob Myers have transformed the team from a team that was struggling to make the playoffs, to a team that was breaking the record for most wins in a single season is truly spectacular, and the front office will forever be remembered for 1. Holding on to Steph Curry while trading away Monta Ellis and 2. Somehow managing to add an MVP-caliber player to a team that already had four All-Stars in the form of Kevin Durant.
Many fans have begun to grow tired of the Warriors dominance, and if latest reports are to be believed, their stretch of pure domination could continue on for a long time.
This would be HUGE!!! https://t.co/oClJdSQCLA
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) January 8, 2018
That’s right. The Warriors have plans to try and sign Anthony Davis in the not-so-distant future.
“There’s a long-range target. Of course, there’s a top player they’ve targeted. The Warriors always have a target, and it’s usually one of the biggest names in the league.
I mean, why bother spending years maneuvering and planning if it’s not for a future Hall of Famer? And how can you even contemplate adding a future Hall of Famer if you don’t do the long ground work it takes to make it possible?
That’s how Warriors management lives, thinks and operates — it doesn’t matter how well the team is going now, how many titles the Warriors have won, how many superstars they’ve got on the roster or, really, how many different layers and salary-cap complications they’d have to decipher on their way to this.
The Joe Lacob/Bob Myers Warriors always have a mega target in mind, loosely timed to a future date, projected onto their whiteboards and roster imaginings.”
Davis is under contract with the Pelicans until the end of the 2020-2021 season, but he does have an option to opt out of the contract after the 2019-2020 season.
AD’s struggles with the Pelicans have been well-publicized, especially after adding fellow All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, as New Orleans only has one playoff appearance with Davis leading the helm since he was drafted in 2012.
Golden State are hoping Davis will begin to become frustrated with NOLA’s front office and their inability to form a winning team and will be right there to swoop in and pick up the pieces.
For the rest of the NBA’s sake, New Orleans better get their team in order, before it’s too late.