"When it was announced that I was being traded, I wouldn't say it was a sigh of relief, it was just something that I thought about for a long time", Davis said.
Come playoff time, the Lakers will really be a threat against any team they face.
"I think the greatest teacher in life for all of us is experience", Pelinka said. And even if it did happen, I don't think they had room for me there [in Toronto].
"I feel like he wanted to go his own route".
It explains why the Davis jerseys that went on sale on Fanatics and NBA Store once the Davis trade became official had the double-zero on the back and not the No. 23 as expected.
As a result, the front office has built a respectable rotation that is 14 players deep and should be deep enough to get through the grind of the regular season.
"The most hard part for me was not knowing", Davis said. "I'm excited about it". When healthy, AD has proven to be one of the best two-way players in the National Basketball Association. Although he has never won the Kia MVP award, Davis is MVP-caliber and best of all for the Lakers, is still in his prime and itching to finally play on a contender for a change. Obviously, we've had a chance to play and be teammates previously before this. They also re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and JaVale McGee.
"I'll put our roster up against anybody", Davis told the media.
Cousins was on his way to potentially signing a max contract with the New Orleans Pelicans before tearing his Achilles on January 26, 2018.
After the strong offseason that was headlined by bringing in a true superstar in Anthony Davis, the Lakers are certainly a contender.
"Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again", Cousins said. The North Star for us was just we wanted to add more shooting.