ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the New Orleans Pelicans have traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first round picks, including the No. 4 overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft.
The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks - including the No. 4 overall in 2019 Draft, league sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2019
The first round picks the Pelicans receive are as followed:
The Pelicans will get the following picks from the Lakers, league sources tell ESPN:- Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 16, 2019
No. 4 pick in 2019
Top-8 protected in 2021, becomes unprotected in '22
Unprotected swap in '23
Unprotected first in '24
Unprotected swap in '25
Tremendous haul for David Griffin & the Pelicans.
The unprotected pick swap in 2023 can be deferred to 2025 if the Pelicans have a better pick than the Lakers in '23.
Davis is eligible to sign a contract extension with the Lakers this offseason, but per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Davis will play out the 2019-20 season and enter free agency next year.
With Davis and LeBron James teamed up, the Lakers - who still have one max contract spot - are expected to pursue Kemba Walker in free agency per the New York Times' Mark Stein.