It is reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that All-Star forward/center Anthony Davis has a new home.
The Los Angeles Lakers pulled the trigger and acquired the six-time All-Star from the New Orleans Pelicans in an exchange for a blockbuster package deal.
The Pelicans will receive point guard Lonzo Ball, shooting guards Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, this year’s first round pick, and a couple more future first-round picks in exchange for the three-time All-NBA First Team selection.
Monster haul for David Griffin and the Pelicans. They maximized the AD trade without needing a third team. History of Griffin deals typically include strong pick protections, which could made trade even better. And now, LeBron gets his second star in LA. Here we go. https://t.co/Yf6cjlhvv4— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2019
Last season, the Pelicans missed the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons.
Davis also requested a trade last season leading up to missing the playoffs.
However, Davis’s agent Rich Paul said in a Sports Illustrated article that Davis would become a free agent after the 2020 season and may not sign an extension with any team.
The former University of Kentucky phenom is set to team up with superstar forward LeBron James, guard Lance Stephenson, and forward Kyle Kuzma. They will also be joined by newly hired head coach Frank Vogel.
Davis enters this season averaging 23.7 points and 10.5 assists per game in his career.