The Los Angeles Lakers are officially done!
After several trade packages sent by Magic Johnson and company, the team had grown increasingly frustrated and they have now pulled out of the Anthony Davis trade talks, according to Lakers insider Brad Turner.
The Lakers have “pulled out” of any more conversations in trying to acquire New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis because of the Pelican’s “outrageous” trade requests, according to a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly.
Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, told New Orleans general manager Dell Demps Tuesday morning that Los Angeles had made its best offer that the Pelicans had wanted, but that the Lakers were not willing to add anything else and would be moving on, a person said.
The Lakers were not going to give the Pelicans the six to eight draft picks they wanted for Davis, the person said, knowing that the four first-round picks and second-round picks were more than the Lakers would offer.
On Monday, the Lakers were said to have sent their best package that included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Ivica Zubac to the Pelicans, as well as veteran guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Still, the Pelicans seemed to continue to push back.
Davis looks to be a member of the Pelicans for the remainder of the season, which will allow the Boston Celtics send trade packages for his services.