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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Has Major Update To Lakers, Anthony Davis Trade

lebron james looks at anthony davis during a lakers game

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly trying to expand the Anthony Davis trade in an attempt to create a max salary slot heading into NBA free agency.

According to a report from ESPN's NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are offering the contracts of Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga to additional teams.

Los Angeles is reportedly hoping to satisfy the CBA while opening $32 million in cap space.

Woj also revealed the Lakers are "aggressively pursuing the purchase of second round picks. Why?

We'll let Woj explain:

"Those picks will offer two important things for LA: acquisition of inexpensive labor and ability to exceed the salary cap with those minimum contracts," Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday night.

The Lakers shipped Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart, as well as three first round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis over the weekend.

The trade left Los Angeles with $23.8 million in cap space, according to ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks.

If Anthony Davis waives all of his $4 million trade bonus and the Lakers pull off the move they're attempting, the team will have the money to make a run for a star free agent.

Stay tuned for the latest.