Anthony Davis trade would cost Lakers Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and more



January 29, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Sixers guard Ben Simmons defends New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis last season. YONG KIM

LOS ANGELES — The New Orleans Pelicans are open to trading five-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers — but it’ll come at a hefty price.

According to sources unauthorized to speak publicly on the deal, a Lakers offer for the 6-foot-10 Davis would have to start with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and a first-round draft pick. Davis — who is averaging career highs of 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.4 assist a game — requested a trade from the Pelicans last week.

“Anthony has nothing but respect for the organization that he’s currently with and will be with until they decide that they want to honor the request that we’ve made,” his agent Rich Paul told the Los Angeles Times. “So at the end of the day I think it’s about what’s best for both Anthony and the organization going forward. This gives direction. Everyone has a clear understanding, and we go from there.”

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