Examining 3 trade proposals to bring Anthony Davis to the Chicago Bulls

Anthony Davis, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
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3. Lake Show Life wants too much for Anthony Davis

It should come as no surprise, but it turns out that if you ask Lakers fans what they’d want in return for Anthony Davis, the price tag is going to be hefty. The Bulls are no exception here, as Jason Reed from our Lakers-focused FanSided affiliate site Lake Show Life writes.

Reed proposes an exchange of Davis to the Bulls in return for Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, and a whopping three to four first-round picks. Considering Davis hasn’t played anything close to a full season in five years and hasn’t looked like a top 5 talent since 2019, asking for a two-time All-Star in his prime and a treasure trove of draft picks and young assets is a non-starter for Chicago.

Lake Show Life wants too much from the Chicago Bulls in a potential Anthony Davis trade negotiation.

Reed offers his explanation for the proposal below.

"“Anthony Davis is from Chicago and if there was ever a team that would be willing to send future assets to the Lakers to get Davis it would be the Chicago Bulls. Outside of Derrick Rose’s very short prime, the Bulls have not had a franchise player since Michael Jordan and have desperately been trying to add one… Best yet, the Bulls are not necessarily a super-well-run organization and like the Lakers are doing for the Pelicans this year, the Bulls could end up giving the Lakers some very valuable picks in the future.”"

Admittedly, it’s hard to read this and not feel at least a little insulted. This makes the Bulls seem desperate to cling to the fleeting idea Davis would be a true superstar if he came to Chicago. I’d like to think Chicago’s front office is a bit more sensible than that, despite Reed’s assertion that they’d make such a short-sighted decision.

This appears to be a common theme over at Lake Show Life, as they seem to fundamentally overestimate Davis’ trade value. Reed’s other Davis trade offers include straight-up swaps for Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, neither of which would be entertained by the other party.

Although these offers are certainly over-ambitious, I can’t say I fault him for this. Considering there’s no pressure for the Lakers to sell low on Davis, the vultures circling over the situation in LA will likely have to wait a while longer to feast. After all, the idea of AD is exactly the player the Lakers need, but that doesn’t mean they’ll get another team to pay for more than what Davis really is at this point in time.

Verdict: The Bulls laugh and immediately hang up the phone.