(PM)- In a stunning turn of events, Anthony Davis has reportedly been traded to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart. The Pelicans will also receive the Lakers number 4 pick in the upcoming draft.
Brandon Ingram was in the midst of a breakout season before getting injured averaging 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3 assists per game on 49.7 percent shooting and showed promise as a future star. Lonzo Balls second season was filled with injuries, but the young guard continued to show promise and improved his field goal percentage to 40.6 percent. The two figure to join a Pelicans team that is widely expected to draft Zion Williamson with the 1st overall pick in Thursdays draft. The three figure to make up one of the most promising young cores in the NBA.
Anthony Davis joins Lebron James and gives the Lakers another legitimate superstar. Davis averaged 25.9 points and 12.3 rebounds per game in 2018-19 and figures to be entering his prime at 26 years old. The Lakers are expected to pursue multiple role players in free agency to complement their superstar tandem.