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SportLakers agree to trade for Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis

02:50  16 june  2019
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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. 

New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis wants out of the Big Easy, so we take a look at some potential landing spots for the 25-year-old big man. Anthony Davis to the Lakers ? Six potential landing spots for Pelicans superstar .

The Lakers targeted Davis at the trade deadline in February, but discussions ended after the two sides could not agree to a deal. • The Lakers and Celtics are trying to negotiate independent deals with the Pelicans for Davis . The Lakers ' No. 4 draft pick would be used in a multi-team deal that does not

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LOS ANGELES - The Anthony Davis saga is over and the Lakers have their next superstar big man.

The New Orleans Pelicans agreed Saturday to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers, according to people with knowledge of the deal. The Lakers sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart along with three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 selection on June 20, to New Orleans to acquire Davis.

As long as the deal is consummated after June 30, the Lakers will have the salary cap space to sign another top-tier free agent to a maximum contract.

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.

According to multiple reports, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis has formally requested a trade , and all hell is officially breaking loose. The Lakers are considered a logical destination considering their amount of young assets and the fact that Davis is repped by Rich Paul, who is also

The New Orleans Pelicans were left in a pickle when Anthony Davis made his trade request public that Davis ’ preferred destination could be with the purple-and-gold franchise, though the superstar big man In this beast of a transaction, the Lakers get out of losing any draft capital by also agreeing to

Davis' acquisition comes a year after the Lakers signed LeBron James. At the time, their front office of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka said James was the first part of a two-year process to rebuild the Lakers into a championship-caliber team. The Lakers hoped to make progress last season. Hampered by injuries, particularly a five-week absence by James because of a groin injury, they missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Davis, 26, requested a trade in January and the Lakers aggressively pursued him before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Though the Lakers were enthusiastic in trying to make a deal, then Pelicans general manager Dell Demps was less so. Demps refused to work with Pelinka, and while he took then president of basketball operations Johnson's phone calls, he barely engaged with his offers. Demps was fired later that month. The Pelicans hired former Cleveland general manager David Griffin as their top basketball executive.

Pelicans make counteroffer to Lakers in Anthony Davis talks

Pelicans make counteroffer to Lakers in Anthony Davis talks It was reported on Wednesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans surrounding star Anthony Davis. Specifically, the Lakers have made Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball as well as the fourth overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft available to New Orleans. Another piece of information suggested that New Orleans was holding out for star young forward Kyle Kuzma. There’s a possibility that the Pelicans would pass on the top-five pick if Los Angeles included Kuzma. Now comes this report from Brandon Robinson of MSG indicating that New Orleans has made a counteroffer to the Lakers.

Anthony Davis has officially requested a trade from the Pelicans —will they oblige before next I genuinely like this trade for both teams. Davis makes the Nuggets a legitimate Finals contender in LeBron wants to play with a second superstar and has let it be known he'd like that player to arrive By signing up I agree to the Sports Illustrated Terms of Use. I acknowledge that I have read the

Read more: Anthony Davis ' trade demand sets up a high-stakes showdown over the next 10 days. For the Lakers , trading for Davis may represent their best shot at finding a superstar teammate for LeBron James, and it may force them to offer almost anything and everything to the Pelicans in a

Last week, Griffin put together the potential framework for a deal to open negotiations, encouraging interested teams to find a third team that could help New Orleans obtain a talented veteran. The Pelicans had initially hoped they could acquire three of the Lakers' top young players and the fourth overall draft pick - one they could send to another team for a player. In particular, New Orleans coveted Kyle Kuzma, but the Lakers kept him at the cost of the first-round picks.

Davis is considered a franchise-changing type of player. The 6-foot-10 forward-center was limited to 56 games last season because of injuries and averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocked shots and 1.6 steals. Although those statistics are at or above his career averages, his scoring was down more than two points per game from the previous two seasons.

The six-time All-Star has been selected All-NBA first team three times as well as NBA all-defensive first team once and second team twice.

Davis is under contract through the 2020-21 season, although he holds a player option on the final year of his contract. He's owed $27.1 million next season and $28.7 million in 2020-21 if he exercises his option.

His agent, Rich Paul, told Sports Illustrated in March that Davis would be hitting free agency in 2020 no matter where he goes this summer. A person familiar with Davis' thinking confirmed in June that 2020 free agency remains in Davis' plans, effectively making this a one-year audition for the Lakers.

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