Report: Lakers losing hope on Anthony Davis trade

Dan Feldman
NBC Sports

The Lakers reportedly offered Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, expiring contracts, two first-round picks and taking back Solomon Hill‘s toxic contract for Anthony Davis… then told New Orleans they were done negotiating.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps has had no communication Wednesday with Lakers president Magic Johnson on Los Angeles’ most recent trade offer for All-Star big man Anthony Davis, league sources told ESPN.

The Lakers are running low on hope that the Pelicans will engage them before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the sources said.

The Lakers should be running out of hope of acquiring Davis. The Pelicans have sent every signal they’re not interested in sending Davis to Los Angeles before the trade deadline.

Maybe that’s just posturing. The teams could rekindle talks and reach a deal today.

But that seems increasingly unlikely.

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