Lakers looking to move additional pieces in Davis trade

Lakers center Moritz Wagner is on the move as part of the Anthony Davis trade.

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to move Moritz Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga as part of the trade for Anthony Davis to create an additional maximum salary slot, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Lakers reached a deal for Davis over the weekend, when they agreed to send Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks back to the New Orleans Pelicans. That includes the No. 4 overall in Thursday’s draft.

Even if the Lakers are able to find takers for their lesser-known players, they would still need Davis to waive most or all of his trade bonus. As of now, that does not appear to be something Davis is expected to do.

“In a scenario where the Lakers get Davis to agree and find a taker for each of the three aforementioned players as part of a larger AD deal, Los Angeles would be looking at roughly $32MM in cap space,” Chris Crouse of HoopsRumors relayed. “The Lakers would use the cap space before officially completing the Davis deal.”