4 Lakers who increased their trade value this season

These Lakers are worth more if the franchise decides to trade them.
Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis
Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Anthony Davis

Davis did not receive the Defensive Player of the Year love he deserved, but his trade value is as high as it has been since their championship season in 2020. AD played in 76 games, which set a new career high, and made his first All-Star appearance since 2021.

Davis is locked up long-term and not going anywhere. The 31-year-old wants to remain in Los Angeles and is eager to keep playing with LeBron. He brings it on both ends of the floor as AD averaged 24.7 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.3 blocks in 35.5 minutes per game this season.

Davis is one of the best defensive big men in the world and finished 19th in the league in scoring. Every team would love to have Anthony Davis, but the Lakers could get a monster haul for him right now. He is coming off a healthy year and is still in his prime. Do not expect Rob Pelinka and the front office to explore his market, but this could be the peak of his value.

The Los Angeles Lakers want to add talent and are a team to watch this offseason. They cannot just run it back after a disappointing first-round playoff exit. Changes are coming in Hollywood, and they could be surprising.