The sweepstakes for Anthony Davis are officially underway, as the Los Angeles Lakers are in pursuit of the All-Star forward.
Los Angeles couldn’t land Davis before the trade deadline, but it sounds like things could change this time around. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Lakers and the Celtics have engaged in trade talks with the Pelicans.
While the Pelicans might not want to send Davis to the Lakers, it appears the illustrious franchise has quite the offer on the table.
According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the Lakers have made Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and the No. 4 overall pick available in trade discussions.
New Orleans would have the chance to select Zion Williamson and another top prospect in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Even though it’s an intriguing list of assets offered by Los Angeles, it might take time for New Orleans to find a deal it feels comfortable with. After all, Davis has been the face of the franchise for years.
The Lakers have made Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and the No. 4 pick in the June 20 draft available in trade talks with the Pelicans, league sources say. New Orleans has made it known it hope to assemble a three-teams-or-more deal before surrendering Anthony Davis
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 12, 2019
The Lakers have liked their young core for the past few seasons, but acquiring Davis would give LeBron James a worthy co-star in Hollywood.
Los Angeles is reportedly not interested in giving up Kyle Kuzma, though New Orleans wants him.
One player that the Lakers’ trade discussions with the Pelicans for Anthony Davis could hinge on? Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers do not want to trade him, but the Pelicans want him as part of a package, sources tell me and @BA_Turner.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 12, 2019
We’ll keep you updated on all the trade drama involving Davis.