LeBron James on Lakers potentially acquiring Pelicans star Anthony Davis: ‘That would be amazing’

LeBron James would be in favor of the Lakers acquiring Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

The Lakers have been saving their assets and are considering attempting to deal for the 25-year-old big man, according to a report from ESPN last week. James discussed those trade rumors before Los Angeles faced the Nets Tuesday.

“That would be amazing,” James told ESPN. “That would be amazing, like, duh. That would be incredible.”

Davis, one of the best players in the NBA, is averaging 28 points, 12.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game this season. He’s shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from 3-point range. 

The five-time All-Star has spent his entire seven-year career with the Pelicans. He has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $145 million extension he signed in June 2015. But, Davis can opt out of that deal after 2019-20 and become a free agent.

The Lakers fell to the Nets 115-110 in Brooklyn Tuesday. The loss dropped them to 18-13 this season.