Anthony Davis may be starting this upcoming season with the Lakers but he hasn’t ruled out a future option.
Davis recently joined the Lakers after a blockbuster deal that sent Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, three first-round picks and a pick swap to the Pelicans. The star will be a free agent next summer.
While Davis could re-sign with Los Angeles, he would “definitely consider” returning to his hometown of Chicago.
“I mean, (this is) definitely (my) hometown,” he said, via the Chicago Tribune. “If the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d definitely consider it.”
Davis recently returned to the city to speak at a Nike Rise camp at Kenwood Academy, and later spoke to the Tribune about his connection to the community.
“A lot of these kids are from the same neighborhoods that I’m from. And so to have someone come back that they can relate to, I think that’s a huge impact on them,” he said. “It’s fun to come back to where you’re from and help the youth. These kids are amazing. They’re fun to hang around and they listen. They want to learn. There’s some good talent. … I’m excited to give my knowledge and experience and spend this time with them.”
Davis still remains focused on the 2019-20 season.
In addition to the 6-foot-10 forward, the Lakers also landed Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and Avery Bradley. Davis likes the team’s chances in the West.
“We stand great,” Davis said of his current team. “I feel very confident in our team and our roster. I’m excited about it.
“The league is going to be fun this year.”