The Toronto Raptors are looking to get in on the Anthony Davis sweepstakes.
According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Raptors — along with the Lakers, Knicks and Bucks — are expected to make an offer for the star centre before the trade deadline Feb. 7.
This isn’t surprising news, considering Davis is one of the best players in the NBA and the Raptors are very much a legitimate title contender who should be looking to load up for a run with Kawhi Leonard’s future up in the air.
They’ll have plenty of competition and are already playing from behind with reports all but confirming the NBA’s worst-kept secret: That Davis prefers to land with the L.A. Lakers. The Pelicans have already got out in front of that by making the obvious statement that they will continue to look out for the best interests of their franchise.
There’s no indication what the Raptors would be willing to give up for Davis, who is eligible to become a free agent next summer, but you can use your imagination — outside of Leonard, anything and everything would have to be in play. And if that were the case, they certainly would be able to offer a compelling and competitive package (which includes the chance to play in the same city as his favourite NHL team!).
Have a winner..it is the Toronto Maple Leafs
— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) December 25, 2011
It might seem like a long shot, but it wouldn’t be the first time Masai Ujiri shocked the world. And according to the oddsmakers, a repeat performance might not be that crazy after all.
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