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The Los Angeles Lakers’ three-team trade for Anthony Davis is complete, officially delivering the All-Star power forward to LeBron James and LA.
The trade that sends Davis to the Lakers breaks down this way:
- Lakers receive Davis.
- Pelicans receive Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, the draft rights to De’Andre Hunter (No. 4 pick), the Lakers’ 2021 first-round pick (9-30 protected; unprotected in 2022), the Lakers’ 2024 first-round pick (unprotected), the right to swap 2023 first-round picks with the Lakers, and cash ($1.1MM; from Wizards).
- The Washington Wizards receiver Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and the Lakers’ 2022 second-round pick.
The trade was actually on hold, as the Lakers had to sign some free agents before officially landing Davis. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka made it happen, signing DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee and Quinn Cook within a couple hours of each other.
“Anthony Davis is arguably the most dominant all-around young player in today’s NBA,” Pelinka said. “Anthony represents everything we stand for, with his unwavering commitment to excellence as both a person and athlete. This is a historic moment for the Lakers franchise, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him.”
The Lakers have missed the playoffs a franchise-high six straight seasons.