I know what you’re thinking, “Davis to Milwaukee? No way.” But just hear me out. What if I told you that there might be mutual interest? What if there was an actual possibility? Just imagine what a lineup featuring both Giannis and AD could be like for years to come. Here I will break down how and why it could happen.
Giannis Vouching for Davis
One of the biggest reasons Milwaukee would pursue AD would obviously be to satisfy Giannis to get him to sign the extension. Before Davis was traded to the Lakers, Giannis was spotted after a game telling AD to come to Milwaukee. Giannis also recently told the Bucks’ owners that he wants them to try building the roster in a unique way. What better way than by going all out in recruiting and paying the luxury tax to get DPOY runner up and Lakers’ leading scorer? Signing AD to any lengthy contract would give Milwaukee a second young star to compete for championships for several years to come.
Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee?
As we’ve discussed here on our website previously, a potential trade target for Eric Bledsoe is Jrue Holiday. Why does this matter? Because Jrue and Davis have a great relationship. Not only did Davis help get Holiday extended with New Orleans, but it was reported that the two were working out together after the trade as well. So if the Bucks can land Holiday in a trade, the Bucks now become even more appealing to AD. Jrue’s connection may be able to help sway AD away from LA and to the Dairy Land.
Anthony Davis Comes Home
The biggest part of this is obviously is selling Milwaukee to Davis. While AD did not grow up in Milwaukee, he did grow up in Chicago. If he wants to be near his hometown while also on a team ready to win now, Milwaukee is a great option. Being only an hour and a half away from The Windy City, Davis could visit friends and family on the regular during off days. To some players this can be a huge selling point, only time will tell if this is something he values.
Another thing Milwaukee offers more than LA is a young star. As opposed to Lebron, Giannis is 10 years younger and has many more years of high level play ahead of him. If Davis values long-term winning, Milwaukee may be the better choice for his future. Lebron is a great teammate and obviously is putting the Lakers in a great position to win right now, but if Davis wants to create a dynasty Milwaukee should be the choice.
Finally, let’s not forget that AD is also a Packers fan and loves Bucks co-owner, Aaron Rodgers. How could he say no?