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SportReport: Lakers reportedly never asked Anthony Davis about waiving trade kicker

19:42  20 june  2019
19:42  20 june  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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LAS VEGAS — Anthony Davis passing through Staples Center on Friday with the New Orleans Pelicans in a 112-104 loss did nothing New Orleans can net roughly .5 million from a Boston deal with the kicker paid, but the Lakers can send .6 million with Davis waiving the bonus, yielding an

The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis last weekend in one of the biggest trades in NBA history. The Lakers also never asked Davis to waive his trade kicker , which would have given them an The Lakers reportedly have interest in Bobby Portis, Marcus Morris and Al Horford, as well.

Report: Lakers reportedly never asked Anthony Davis about waiving trade kicker© Harry How/Getty Images

The Lakers reportedly didn’t address the trade date with the Pelicans before agreeing to deal for Anthony Davis. That oversight cost the Lakers leverage in negotiating parameters that’d open max cap space.

So, the Lakers are scrambling now.

Different proposals for revising the deal include Davis waiving his $4,063,953 trade bonus. At last check, he intended to receive the full the amount, though maybe he’s willing to leave money on the table to help his new team.

But the Lakers apparently haven’t even asked him yet.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:

The Lakers could have asked Davis to waive the kicker as part of the deal. Per league sources, they never broached it.

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The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis last weekend in one of the biggest trades in NBA history. But, they may have regrets about some of the aspects of the deal. Los Angeles could have less cap space to pursue a third star to pair with Davis and LeBron James because of the way it handled

The Lakers haven’t approached Anthony Davis about waiving his million trade kicker yet. After acquiring Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in a blockbuster trade last week, the Los Angeles Lakers will be tasked with building a roster around Davis and LeBron James in free agency.

To give the Lakers (far too much) benefit of the doubt, maybe they’re waiting to see which free agents they can attract before asking Davis about the trade bonus. The Lakers might think they have a better chance of getting Davis to waive the bonus if they can present a compelling plan of how the extra money would be used.

More likely, it seems Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka just isn’t covering all the bases he should.

There are still ways for the Lakers open max cap space and get Davis more, if not all, of his bonus. Essentially, the Lakers must send out more money in the trade so they can take in more money, including Davis’ trade bonus. They could guarantee more of Jemerrio Jones‘ salary and/or sign-and-trade Alex Caruso in a revised version of the deal.

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Anthony Davis trade could limit Lakers ' cap space for third star, report says. It secured Anthony Davis by sending the Pelicans Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round Acquiring Davis could leave the Lakers with just million in cap space next year if he declines to waive his

The Anthony Davis trade will be completed July 6, per @wojespn. Lakers cap room will depend upon whether Anthony Davis takes his .1M trade That puts the Lakers right at that 23.7M number, rather than the 27.8ish they could have had if he had waived it. He can still choose to waive it before

But Jones and Caruso would have negative value in those scenarios. So, the Lakers would have to attach sweeteners to whichever team took them.

That might be a justifiable cost of forming a team with LeBron James, Davis and a third star. It’s also a cost that should have been more thoughtfully considered before agreeing to terms with New Orleans.

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Report: Lakers reportedly never asked Anthony Davis about waiving trade kicker

Lakers create salary cap space for third max contract player.
The Los Angeles Lakers made the biggest splash of the offseason when they agreed to acquire Anthony Davis in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, and it is clear they still want to add another star player when free agency begins. 

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