That’s the opinion of NBA expert Jason McIntyre.
With the trade deadline on February 7 rapidly approaching rumours linking Davis to both the Lakers and the Celtics have intensified.
The likes of Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart could be used to ensure the arrival of Davis.
“I don’t because this is early and stuff can change,” McIntyre said on the Scoop B Radio Podcast when asked if the Celtics had any chance of trading the New Orleans Pelicans star.
“People are going to hold me to it.
“Scoop, If you put this out there, obviously, I think Anthony Davis will tell the people he wants to end up on the Lakers.
“I think he will not sign the extension this off-season and play it out and either get traded at the deadline or walk for nothing, the following season.
“And I know that’s depressing to hear and I wouldn’t wait until LeBron’s at that point; what, 36? 35 and a half?”
The Lakers have struggled in recent matches since LeBron James suffered a groin injury.
The NBA legend limped off in the win over Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.
And ESPN pundit Andre Snellings insists the Lakers must move for Davis now to save their season.
“They should [explore a trade], but only for Anthony Davis,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Davis is the only player with any rumoured possibility of becoming available who, when matched with LeBron, would give the Lakers a legitimate chance to contend this season.
“But if New Orleans holds on to AD as expected, the Lakers would be best served to finish the season strong, try to make a playoff push to season their youngsters and then enter the offseason with their max cap space and better ability to make moves.”
The Lakers are currently eighth in the Western Conference.