Anthony Davis Drops Agent, Eyes King James’ Representation

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is a perennial MVP contender destined to become the NBA’s premier talent one day, a title LeBron James has held almost a decade. Davis first step in that process occurred on Saturday when he cut ties with agent Thad Foucher,’sBrian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne reported Saturday.

Reports say Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul is a “leading contender” to represent the five-time All-Star.

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Anthony Davis has reportedly parted ways with his longtime agent. Could this have major implications on the landscape of the NBA? @KristenLedlow and @steve21smith discuss! #GameTime

Paul most notably represents James and also has reigning Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and Washington Wizards franchise player John Wall under the Klutch Sports umbrella.

According to B/R, Davis is likely looking ahead to the summer of 2020 as he makes a move to a new agent. The 25-year-old is set to earn $25.4 million in 2018-19 and $27.0 million in 2019-20 before he’s eligible for free agency. He has a $28.7 million player option for 2020-21 that he almost certainly won’t exercise.

Davis averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and a league-high 2.6 blocks in 2017-18 and is the No. 2 betting favorite behind James to win the NBA MVP in 2018-19, per OddsShark. 

With the latest developments, Davis and James might actually build a relationship that could end up with the two ballers playing together at some point. It’s farfetched right now, but Bron is always thinking a few years ahead. 

Trevor Lane on Twitter

For the record, Anthony Davis won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2020 at the earliest, when he has a Player Option. Lakers will need a new contract for Ingram that summer. Have LeBron under contract then + team options on Lonzo, Moe, Kuz, Hart, Svi. Bonga non-guaranteed

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