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Anthony Davis Rumors: Lakers Put Off By Pelicans "Outrageous" Requests

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The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly “pulled out” of commerce negotiations with the New Orleans Pelicans amid “outrageous” commerce requests, based on a report by the Los Angeles Times’ Broderick Turner.

Of course, the Lakers stay excited about Anthony Davis however they now not need to bid towards themselves, based on ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Lakers’ most up-to-date deal reportedly included all 5 of their younger core: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and Iviva Zubac, in addition to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and two first spherical draft picks.

Davis deemed the deal worthy of a double faucet on instagram, however apparently it wasn’t sufficient for the Pels.

Turner, who reported that the Lakers had grown pissed off with the Pelicans’ “outrageous” commerce requests, writes: “The Lakers weren’t going to provide the Pelicans the six to eight draft picks they wished for Davis, the particular person stated, realizing that the 4 first-round picks and second-round picks have been greater than the Lakers would provide.”

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, New Orleans is ready to be “overwhelmed” with a plethora of draft picks, which means the Lakers must provide up four first-round and second-round picks as a part of any Davis bundle. In reality, Woj reviews that the Pelicans need to be “overcompensated” to even contemplate making a commerce with LA.

As a consequence, it seems Magic Johnson and the Lakers will now sit again and hope for a counteroffer from New Orleans previous to Thursday’s 3pm NBA commerce deadline.

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