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Suns Interested in Being 3rd Teal in Lakers, Pelicans Trade

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The Los Angeles Lakers have some help in their pursuit of New Orleans Pelicans’ superstar big man Anthony Davis.

Their division rival, the Phoenix Suns.

According to the Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli and Broderick Turner, the Suns have reached out to both the Lakers and the Pelicans and made it clear that they are interested in joining the trade as a third team.

The Suns have their eyes on Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, who would be a great fit for the young Suns.

It’s not clear what the Suns could offer outside of their 2019 first round pick, which I assume is completely off the table, but they do have other draft picks and young players such as Dragan Bender, to throw into the fray.

Lonzo’s father, LaVar, ruined the appeal of Lonzo for the Pelicans, after he made comments about his desire to see Lonzo in Phoenix instead, recently.

According to Fletcher Mackel of WDSU, the Pelicans “want no part of the Ball circus.”

This would make the inclusion of the Suns in trade talks beneficial, as it gets Ball a clear landing spot, and provides the Lakers with more assets to offer New Orleans.

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Lance Stephenson to Play in China

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Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson has inked a one-year, $4 million deal to play in China.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Stephenson has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to join the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Stephenson averaged 7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season for the Lakers.

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Lakers’ Anthony Davis Says He is the Best in the World

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Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis isn’t short on confidence, and he believes he is the very best in the world.

Although he didn’t win much during his tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans, nor has he ever won a championship, Davis is likely to be in title contention on his new team, the Lakers.

“I’m the best in the world,” Davis proclaimed, according to Alam Abdeldaiem of Sports Illustrated. “I think I do a lot of things that a lot of players can’t do as far as playing a complete game. I can play on the block, play on the perimeter, play defense on both ends, switch 1-5, guard, score the basketball. I want to be the most dominant player in the game, and I’m going to continue to do that.”

Davis also considers other players on the same level as himself, including his teammate LeBron James.

“Obviously you have players like Kawhi, KD, LeBron, Steph all of those guys who are the same way. They’re great players, talented players, Hall of Famers, and that’s what makes our game fun. Everyone wants to be the best in the league. Everyone wants to be the most dominant, and that’s when our competitive edge comes out on the floor and makes the game so fun to watch.”

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Lakers Reach Out to Patrick Beverley

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The Los Angeles Lakers are interested in Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley as free agency approaches.

According to the Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner, the Lakers have reached out to the reps for Beverley.

Beverley hits free agency and will draw interest from a number of teams, including his last team, the Clippers.

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