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ESPN Insider Shares Embarrassing Details About Lakers-Pelicans Trade

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.

EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Rob Pelinka discusses the upcoming Los Angeles Lakers' season at UCLA Health Training Center on September 20, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

ESPN NBA insider Ramona Shelburne shared some embarrassing details about the Los Angeles Lakers' trade for New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis during her appearance on The Jump this afternoon.

Apparently, the Lakers front office wasn't really thinking about cap space when they made the trade for Davis over the weekend.

Los Angeles is reportedly now "scrambling" to create space for a third max player this summer, with stars like Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler available.

"They went all the way down the road and it's been described to me as a 'the Lakers called back,' after everything had been discussed about this," she said.

The Lakers are reportedly now trying to add more players to the trade - perhaps bringing a third team into the mix - to create that cap space needed for a third star. "Lakers offering contracts of Mo Wagner/Jemerrio Jones/Isaac Bonga to additional teams, so LA can satisfy CBA rules on creating $32M in space," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Davis reportedly needs to waive his trade kicker to make this work, too.

Los Angeles is reportedly aggressively pursuing second round picks, too.

Nothing is ever drama-free in Los Angeles, apparently.

The NBA Draft is set for 7 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. It'll be on ESPN.