Anthony Davis trade winners and losers: Lakers give LeBron James second star; Celtics miss their target
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The 2019 offseason is already on fire, less than 48 hours removed from Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
The Pelicans agreed to trade star forward Anthony Davis to the Lakers on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Los Angeles will send Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks (including this year's No. 4 pick) to New Orleans. Kyle Kuzma, who had been a significant part of trade discussions, will stay in LA.
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As talks intensified over the past week, it seemed the Lakers held a clear advantage over other suitors in the Davis sweepstakes. And yet, following months of rumors and speculation about Davis' future, it still takes a moment to digest — LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be wearing purple and gold next season.
In the immediate aftermath of the trade, let's run through some of the biggest winners and losers.
Anthony Davis trade winners
Los Angeles Lakers: The 2018-19 season was full of losses, injuries and embarrassing moments. How do you get such a bitter taste out of your mouth? Acquire arguably one of the five best players in the NBA.