Published: Wed, February 06, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Anthony Davis: Lakers offer SIX players in stunning trade deal to Pelicans

Anthony Davis: Lakers offer SIX players in stunning trade deal to Pelicans

The Lakers are still glad to engage with the Pelicans on a trade to bring Anthony Davis to L.A., but no longer want to "bid against themselves" as the Lakers wait for New Orleans to make a counter-proposal, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Earlier this season, the Lakers were also rumored candidates to trade for shooters like Orlando's Terrence Ross and Miami's Wayne Ellington.

While the Lakers interest in Jabari Parker is far from the main event, it's interesting that they're kicking the tires on him. "Jabari is a polarizing player, but he might be interesting on the Lakers".

After several trade packages sent by Magic Johnson and company, the team had grown increasingly frustrated and they have now pulled out of the Anthony Davis trade talks, according to Lakers insider Brad Turner. Lakers are waiting for Pelicans to make a counter-proposal.

Still, Davis' camp has been engaged in an aggressive campaign to push back on the possibility of the All-Star center's future in Boston, encouraging the Pelicans to do a deal with the Lakers or another preferred team before Boston has a chance to become active in deal talks in the offseason.

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The Lakers were not going to give the Pelicans the six to eight draft picks they wanted for Davis, the person said, knowing that the four first-round picks and second-round picks were more than the Lakers would offer.

Caldwell-Pope must approve any deal because he re-signed with the Lakers on a one-year, $12 million contract this summer after he played for the team in 2017-18.

Davis handed in a trade request last week and has been trying to force his way out of the Pelicans ever since. Parker signed a two-year, $20 million deal with Chicago.

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