LeBron James got exactly what he wanted — a young superstar to play with him, a guy who can be a force on both ends of the court, and most of all, a guy who will definitely have the Lakers in the thick of things in the Western Conference.
Davis is the kind of player to ensure that the Lakers not only make the playoffs, but contend deep into the postseason.
A happy LeBron welcomed Davis to Los Angeles.
It should be noted that the Lakers gave up so much in order to Davis. Along with sending Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart, the Lakers also sent over the 4th overall pick in Thursday’s draft as well as:
Top-8 protected in 2021, becomes unprotected in ‘22
Unprotected swap in ‘23
Unprotected first in ‘24
Unprotected swap in ‘25