LA Clippers: 3 Reasons Not To Trade For Anthony Davis

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts as he is fouled by Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers during a 121-117 Pelicans win at Staples Center on January 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts as he is fouled by Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers during a 121-117 Pelicans win at Staples Center on January 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 23: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a game against the LA Clippers at the Smoothie King Center on October 23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 23: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a game against the LA Clippers at the Smoothie King Center on October 23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Reason Three: Injury Risks

Arguably not as big a factor as the previous two reasons, Davis’ injury history should still be considered. I mean, this man had an article written about him in 2017 titled “Anthony Davis And His Truly Unfathomable Injury History“. That’s not good.

Since that article, his ailments haven’t gotten much better. Just look at this tweet from January of this season:

Yikes.

The Clippers just recently traded away an injury prone big man in part due to the concern of paying him max contract money while having concerns about his health. Even if AD decided to stay with the Clips, his health is something no one can guarantee.

In theory, the Clippers could give up a bunch of assets, have AD commit to re-signing and still get little to no production out of him.

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With multiple viable free agents available, trading for Anthony Davis seems like a short sighted move. The team’s front office has proven themselves over the past couple seasons that they are invested in not only winning a championship, but in keeping the future bright for this franchise. Making a trade for AD seems contradictory to all of that.