The Chicago Bulls' signing of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo to boost the Jimmy Butler squad has paid off this NBA season. However, it looks like an Anthony Davis trade is eyed by the Taj Gibson team to make their run against Eastern Conference and NBA champs Cleveland Cavaliers more legitimate. Will the New Orleans Pelicans give up their star?
The Anthony Davis trade rumors have been widespread this NBA season especially in light of the remarkable performance of the former star compared with his teammates. Trailing way behind in the Western Conference, which now has the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers on the lead, the New Orleans Pelicans are projected to once again miss the NBA playoffs. With that in mind, fans and experts believe that an Anthony Davis trade would make their season more productive this year.
Rumors are rife that a number of basketball teams are interested in an Anthony Davis trade such as the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. However, the Chicago Bulls are anticipated to be the strongest contenders in signing the New Orleans Pelicans star. With Jimmy Butler's star rising this season, fans feel that the addition of Anthony Davis would make the Chicago Bulls an extremely strong title contender. Moreover, the New Orleans Pelicans star is said to be a good fit in the styles of Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade.
To further fuel the NBA trade rumors linking Anthony Davis to the Chicago Bulls, the Players of the Week for the November 14 to November 20 games are both from the speculated teams. Jimmy Butler won the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week while Anthony Davis bagged the Western Conference award. They now join the previous stars who won the award, namely, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat. With this honor, fans could not help but imagine how great the Chicago Bulls would be with the New Orleans Pelicans star.
While the fans are eager to see an Anthony Davis trade to the Chicago Bulls, the New Orleans Pelicans star remains mum on the issue. At the moment, he insists that his focus is on the team's performance this season.
"My desire to win here is the same," shared Anthony Davis with The Vertical. "I go out there and play. I don't care what the record is. I just go out there and play. I have to lead this team and make sure my guys are always happy and high energy. I don't care what people say about our team. They're not in our locker room seeing us, not part of our group. That's all white noise. I just try to control what I can: go out there and compete."