According to reports, the Anthony Davis trade is set: the star Pelican will go to the LA Lakers. The Pelicans will get former Blue Devil Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first round draft picks including the #4 pick this year.
That gives the Lakers a dominant star who will be there after James is gone in a few years and gives the Pelicans an impressive young core of Zion Williamson (after the draft), Ingram, Ball, Hart, Julius Randle and whoever they pick at #4 - assuming they don’t move that pick. Our money is on De’Andre Hunter but we could see Jarrett Culver too.
And of course they also have two more first round picks coming later.
What’s really going to be fun is to watch Ball pass to Williamson and Ingram. It’s too soon to know how the Pelicans will do but if this isn’t one of the better running teams in the NBA, someone needs to be fired.