Boston Celtics' championship big man in media hints at Anthony Davis trade to Knicks because of JJ Redick

Kendrick Perkins believes Anthony Davis can land on the New York Knicks
Kendrick Perkins believes Anthony Davis can land on the New York Knicks / Harry How/GettyImages

Former Boston Celtics big man Kendrick Perkins believes that Anthony Davis could land with the New York Knicks due to a connection with their Executive Vice President – Senior Basketball Advisor, William Wesley (aka World Wide Wes).

“The only thing that I’m keeping my eye on is I’m monitoring that Lakers situation: Anthony Davis. John Calipari, William ‘Worldwide Wes’ Wesley, the Kentucky days," Perkins told host Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson, referring to Davis' former coach at Kentucky and the Knicks' executive vice president (h/t All Knicks). "We heard the rumors — then Rich Paul sat down with the front office and they made amends after not communicating and all that."

Perkins hinted during an appearance on NBA Today that Davis could look for an exit from Los Angeles if things aren't working out with new Lakers head coach and LeBron James' podcast co-host JJ Redick.

"If JJ Redick is not thriving and Anthony Davis is not playing at an elite level and he's not happy, I wouldn't be surprised if he wants out of LA," Perkins prefaced before saying, "I'm gonna give it til All-Star break."

Wild Anthony Davis-OKC Thunder trade proposal floated by Colin Cowherd

Davis ending up on the Knicks sounds unlikely, but it's not the most unrealistic landing spot that's been pitched for "The Brow."

That honor goes to The Herd's Colin Cowherd, who proposed a swap of Davis for Jalen Williams, Cason Wallace, and four first-round picks.

If the Lakers were to accept such a deal, you'd have to think that LeBron will have already abandoned ship. Landing Williams as the best player in the deal is a clear sign of a team looking to rebuild, but L.A. isn't built to be a tanking team in the coming years. Not after giving up so many picks in previous deals.