LOS ANGELES – Anthony Davis, who had the Knicks on his wish list for retail destinations last season, didn't want to explain why he might want to be in the Big Apple.
He's a happy laker now – he's forming a massive tandem with LeBron James and gives little hope that he wants to leave La-La Land as a free agent this summer. As expected, Davis rejected Tuesday's $ 146 million extension by four years, according to Yahoo Sports, as a free agent for a larger contract with the Lakers.
"(It) was something I've thought of in the past," said Davis after the Lakers morning shootaround on Tuesday before facing the Knicks at Staples Center. "I'm a little over the whole situation."
When asked what fascinated him about the Knicks, he said: “That was all in the past. I'm not talking about a team other than the Lakers. "
Davis eventually traded the pelicans for the Lakers in July, as the Knicks did not have enough top-quality assets sought by New Orleans.
Davis averages 27.7 points and 9.5 rebounds for the mighty Lakers who could do without LeBron James on Tuesday. He was "under the weather," said coach Frank Vogel, but did not rule out James.
At WFAN last month, Davis said the Knicks "were one of those who made the final cut."
It is known that his agent Rick Paul wishes to play a star in New York one day.
"I talked to some people over there who were still there and I want to play for an organization like this, especially New York. I would always be interested in that," Davis said of WFAN. "You see, Melo was there and the story the Knicks had and a historic franchise, I thought it was something I could definitely take part in."
Since Davis is not expected to leave the Lakers this summer, Knicks Brass is monitoring other options, such as trading an "angry" star with a market capitalization advantage, and The Post reports that the Knicks is monitoring the situation will monitor in Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota.
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