The trade finally happened.
The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement to acquire three-time All-NBA forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans for three players and multiple draft picks.
The franchise was said to have sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and the picks — including the No. 4 overall selection in Thursday’s NBA draft.
Hours later and we found out exactly what those other picks the Pelicans would be receive.
Here’s the complete haul of picks the New Orleans Pelicans will receive from the Lakers:
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
Davis, who had requested a trade to L.A. in January, joins James in Los Angeles to create one of the most powerful duos in the NBA, especially now that the Golden State Warriors will be down two significant players for next year, if Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson re-signs.
The Pelicans now will have two of the top four picks in Thursday’s draft — No. 1 and No. 4 as well as an assortment of young players to build upon.