Anthony Davis doesn’t want to talk about the Knicks anymore
LOS ANGELES – Anthony Davis, who had the Knicks on his trade destination wish list last season, didn’t want to address why he may have wanted to be in the Big Apple.
He’s a happy Laker now – forming a massive tandem with LeBron James, giving very little hope he’ll want to leave La-La Land as a free agent this summer. As expected, Davis on Tuesday rejected a four-year, $146 million max extension, according to Yahoo Sports, as he would be eligible for a larger contract with the Lakers by becoming a free agent.
“(It) was something I thought about in the past,” Davis said following the Lakers’ morning shootaround Tuesday before facing the Knicks at Staples Center. “I’m kind of just over the whole situation.”
When asked what intrigued him about the Knicks, he said, “That was all in the past. I don’t talk about no other team than the Lakers.”
The Pelicans ultimately traded Davis to the Lakers in July, as the Knicks didn’t have enough prime assets sought by New Orleans.
Davis is averaging 27.7 points and 9.5 rebounds for the mighty Lakers, who could be without LeBron James on Tuesday. He was “under the weather,” coach Frank Vogel said, but did not rule James out.
On WFAN last month, Davis said the Knicks ”were one of the ones that made the final cut.”
It’s known his agent Rick Paul desires to have a star one day play in New York.
“I talked to some guys over there who were still there, and I feel like playing for an organization like that, especially New York, it’d be something that I was always interested in,” Davis said on WFAN. “You see ‘Melo was there and the history that the Knicks have and a historical franchise it is, I thought it was something I could definitely be a part of.”
That Davis is not expected to leave the Lakers this summer has Knicks brass monitoring other options, such as trading for a “disgruntled” star with their cap space an advantage, and The Post has reported the Knicks will monitor Karl-Anthony Towns’ situation in Minnesota.
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