Anthony Davis is finally on the move, as the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Here are NBA Trade Grades for both sides.
After months of speculation, Anthony Davis will finally be on the move soon.
As first reported by ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, sending their franchise superstar to L.A. for quite an impressive haul.
According to ESPN‘s Tim Bontemps, the Pelicans will receive the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, a 2021 first-rounder (protected 9-30, unprotected in 2022), the rights to an unprotected first round swap in 2023 and an unprotected first in 2024 with the right to defer to 2025.
Executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin had tried to convince AD of his vision for the future of the Pelicans, but when Davis’ desire to be traded did not waver, he had no choice but to move forward with a potential deal, especially with the draft creeping closer on June 20.
This is undoubtedly the headliner trade of the summer, one that had been heavily anticipated for months now. The Lakers finally got their second star to pair with LeBron James, while the Pelicans pulled the trigger on a reboot in an ultimately satisfying fashion.
To sort it out, here are NBA Trade Grades for both sides.