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SportAnthony Davis trade: Did Lakers, Pelicans both win the trade?

02:40  16 june  2019
02:40  16 june  2019 Source:   tennessean.com

Report: Celtics, Lakers in trade talks with Pelicans for Davis

Report: Celtics, Lakers in trade talks with Pelicans for Davis The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in independent trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

James was talking about an Anthony Davis Lakers trade , which means everyone else can now admit they have spent past several months wondering Then Wednesday night, with the Pelicans battling injuries and struggling to keep themselves in the Western Conference playoff hunt, Davis did his best

Magic Johnson, the Lakers ' president of basketball operations, discusses how to proceed on Anthony Davis trade talks with Pelicans GM Dell Demps. The Lakers know that if a deal doesn’t get done by the trade deadline, they would probably get into a bidding war with the Boston Celtics this summer.

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LeBron has his star in LA.

The Lakers agreed to acquire New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, ESPN reported, in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft.

The trade won't be official until the league begins in a couple weeks.

Both teams went a long way into achieving their goals this offseason.

The Lakers exchange youth for an established star along with existing cap space around LeBron James and budding wing Kyle Kuzma. Kemba Walker, DeAngelo Russell and others could be available to help the backcourt in free agency.

Former Lakers player tells Kyle Kuzma to 'start packing' amid trade rumors

Former Lakers player tells Kyle Kuzma to 'start packing' amid trade rumors Rumors of a potential trade sending New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers started heating up on Wednesday. Specifically, the Lakers are said to be willing to offer up their No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft as well as youngsters Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram in a trade. For their part, the Pelicans want star young forward Kyle Kuzma to be included. Whether that comes to fruition remains to be seen. However, former Lakers guard and current Cleveland Cavalier Jordan Clarkson has some advice for Kuzma. Start packing your bags.

The Pelicans ’ reported* trade demands to the Lakers for Anthony Davis included: – 9 first-round picks – Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Brandon Ingram – Superfan Jack Nicholson Low key this is how I thought the trade talks between the lakers and pelicans were like pic.twitter.com/Vm769BPcIs.

The Lakers and Pelicans have talked twice on Monday about Anthony Davis trade offers, including one that adds veterans and salary-cap relief to the deal. New Orleans is mulling over the Lakers ’ offer and must decide whether they want to deal Davis now or wait until this summer when the Boston

The Pelicans can look short term and build around Zion Williamson with Ingram, Hart and the No. 4 overall pick (like UVA's Deandre Hunter or Vandy's Darius Garland), though Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball are a little too similar and are not volume scoring guards. The best news for GM David Griffin is that he acquired assets for Davis, who was bound to leave the franchise in a year regardless.

Time will tell if the trade was beneficial to one, both or either franchises. The quick look: both teams are in better position to achieve their objectives on Saturday afternoon than they were last night.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Anthony Davis trade: Did Lakers, Pelicans both win the trade?

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