For diehard Chicago Bulls fans, the possibility of hometown hero Anthony Davis someday returning to the Windy City is fun to dream on. But could it ever really happen?
Well, Davis was actually asked tonight about potentially playing for the Bulls at some point. The question came during a public appearance in his hometown of Chicago, so it’s not surprising Davis didn’t duck the query or completely deny the plausibility of him becoming a Bull.
However, his answer, via ESPN’s Eric Woodyard, was quite interesting.
Lakers star Anthony Davis on possibility of playing for hometown Chicago Bulls in future: “I mean, I am a free agent next year … but we will see.” pic.twitter.com/Y377w1AlAQ
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) November 5, 2019
Well, Bulls fans won’t be thinking about this quote for the next seven months of anything. Also, some Lakers fans hearing this might get a little nervous that their prized offseason acquisition will be a one-and-done in Los Angeles.
In the aftermath of his trade to LA this summer, it was reported that Davis intended to enter free agency in 2020, no matter what happened this season. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski stated on June 15 that the big man would still sign with the Lakers after he hit the free market.
Davis has long indicated privately that he plans to sign a new contract with the Lakers once he becomes eligible for free agency in 2020, sources said.
Davis could potentially earn more than $200 million over five years if he re-ups with the Lakers this summer. The Bulls also are not in the greatest shape as a franchise right now either, making it less likely Davis would want to play there.
Stranger things have happened in the NBA though.