The Los Angles Lakers attempted a mid-season trade for Anthony Davis that was shut down Pelicans. Former GM Magic Johnson offered New Orleans their entire young core to get Davis to join Lebron James in LA.
The Pelicans own the number one pick in the draft. The team will likely use the spot to draft Zion Williamson. Davis’ team has said the NBA All-Star still does not want stay in NO even with Williamson.
Now the Lakers have an attractive package with the number four overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
The Lakers could offer Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, the 4th overall pick and first-round unprotected picks in 2021 or 2023.
Anthony Davis will be a free agent in 2020 and will be one of the most coveted free agents in NBA history. The best plan for the Lakers is wait another summer and use the pick to draft a much needed players or create a trade package for a scorer like Bradley Beal.