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Report: Lakers Make Early Bid for Anthony Davis

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Shams Charania of The Athletic says the courtship process is beginning.

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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.

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.