The Los Angeles Lakers have made an early bid to entice the New Orleans Pelicans into trading All-Star center Anthony Davis. Shams Charania of The Athletic details the offer.
Sources: The Lakers have offered the Pelicans two of their talented young players -- among Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, Josh Hart -- with Rondo or Stephenson as core parts of a deal. For Pelicans, these have not been remotely serious offers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 2, 2019
Sources: The Lakers have yet to place all of their assets on the table as the Pelicans listen on offers for Anthony Davis. "Lowball," one source said. Davis hasn't been cleared from his fractured left finger, but is close to a return to action.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 2, 2019
Davis has been the hottest topic of the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline after declaring that he will not sign an extension with the Pelicans and pushing for a trade. The Lakers are reportedly his desired destination, either now or when he can opt out of his contract in 2020.
Update: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN gives further details on the story.