The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to beat Los Angeles all-star big-man Anthony Davis against Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including # 4 in the next week's draft To exchange Angeles Lakers for reports.
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Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the deal, which will be officially announced on July 1st.
It gives the pelicans two of the top four picks next week after winning the lottery for the top overall selection.
Monster train for David Griffin and the Pelicans. They maximized AD trading without the need for a third team. The contracts with Griffin usually include a strong pick protection, which could make the trade even better. And now LeBron gets his second star in LA. Let's go. https://t.co/Yf6cjlhvv4
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2019
According to Wojnarowski, Duke star Zion Williamson is first in the overall standings, and it is considered that he will achieve fourth overall victory. Several teams have already expressed interest.
The New York Times Charlotte Hornet's security guard Kemba Walker is said to be the main target of the Lakers after the Davis deal.
The Boston Celtics also participated in separate talks with the Pelicans for Davis. ESPN Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers were interested in Davis, but did not make much headway in talks with New Orleans.
Earlier this week, Davis & # 39; agent Rich Paul, who also represents LeBron James the Lakers, reported Sports illustrated A deal with Boston would have led to a one-year lease before Davis enters the free agency in July 2020.
The Lakers persecuted Davis after Paul announced that the big man wanted to trade last winter. With Magic Johnson (Lakers) and Dell Demps (Pelicans) both unemployed after these trade talks and the teams having a new list of claims filed by Pelicans' first-year president David Griffin on Monday, they were optimistic that that the Davis deal would come about.
New Orleans has the advantage of putting Williamson at the center.
One of the persistent doubts about a Lakers-Pelicans match was whether Griffin Ingram and Hart valued more than Demps when it came to talks in February.
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