Davis is set to become a free agent after the season, and it makes sense for LeBron to do everything he can to convince him to re-sign.
The other news of the day being that the Lakers would be trading Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards. Los Angeles agreed to send Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to New Orleans for Davis.
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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant is meeting in NY with business manager Rich Kleiman to discuss his options. The consensus is they are long shots for his services, with reports he may stay to defend the Raptors' crown.
According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the Lakers still have their eyes on Irving, with the free-agency period now rapidly approaching. The entire organization has its work cut out, having missed the playoffs for six straight years and relying on the aging James as its No. 1 option.
Meanwhile, the Lakers are expected to also meet with Kawhi Leonard, though ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the incumbent Toronto Raptors will be allowed to pitch the two-time Finals MVP last. Through the first 34 games of the season, the Lakers were right in the hunt, sitting at the No. 4 spot in the playoff race.
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All of them are good shooters and would allow James to space out the floor better than he did a year ago in Los Angeles.