Pelicans could trade No. 4 pick just acquired from Lakers, report says

Oleh Ameer Tyree 16 Jun 2019 190
Pelicans could trade No. 4 pick just acquired from Lakers, report says

The Pelicans could have more in the works.

New Orleans traded star big man Anthony Davis to the Lakers on Saturday in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, according to an ESPN report. Multiple teams have shown "significant interest" in trading for the No. 4 pick, and New Orleans is willing to listen.

The Pelicans acquired a staggering amount of young assets from Los Angeles and have the No. 1 pick in next week's draft — presumably Duke star Zion Williamson. Regardless, conversations about possible deals for the No. 4 pick are expected to take place for the "next few days," the report states.

Los Angeles made blockbuster offers when Davis asked New Orleans for a trade in February, but it appears like the Lakers' unexpected success in this year's draft lottery sweetened the deal. The Pelicans also engaged in discussions with Boston, but its refusal to move Jayson Tatum apparently caused a halt in negotiations.

While New Orleans finished 2018-19 with a 33-49 record and missed the postseason, its summer haul could set up success for years to come.

 

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