Klay Thompson interested in joining Lakers if LA snags Anthony Davis

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 05:23 PM January 30, 2019

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrates after scoring a three pointer against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

The Los Angeles Lakers could be hitting on two birds with one stone if they land superstar big man Anthony Davis.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of, Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson’s “attention will be on the Lakers” in the offseason if Davis is there and if the Warriors don’t offer him a max contract this summer.


Through his agent Rich Paul, Davis had already informed the New Orleans Pelicans that he has no intention of signing a contract extension and he wants to go elsewhere. Davis, who is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game this season, was fined $50,000 by the NBA for his public trade demand.

The Lakers have always been one of Davis’ top destinations.


Thompson, one of the deadliest shooters in the game, will be a free agent this summer.

The Lakers acquired the biggest name in free agency last offseason when LeBron James left Cleveland for Hollywood.

With James, the Lakers went as high as fourth in the Western Conference in the early part of the season.

But James, who is in his 16th NBA season, has been sidelined with a groin injury he sustained against the Warriors on Christmas Day and the Lakers have slipped to ninth in the three-time NBA champion’s absence.

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