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Anthony Davis traded to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, picks

Anthony Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers finally have their man — at a hefty cost.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers have agreed to acquire center Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for guard Lonzo Ball, forwards Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, and three first-round picks, including the fourth overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft.

This is the move the Lakers have wanted to make for months, and they get their second superstar to pair with LeBron James without surrendering Kyle Kuzma. It will also make Davis happy, as the Lakers were one of the two teams he wanted to be traded to.

The Pelicans should also be thrilled. The acquisitions of Ball and Ingram, coupled with two of the top four picks in the draft, will get a young core in place quickly. It’s a huge haul, but it may end up being a winner for all sides.


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