The Lakers’ trade for Davis got done Saturday night, and it cost L.A. a ransom. Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, the draft rights to De’andre Hunter, two first-round picks, a first-round pick swap and cash went to the Pelicans — and then the Lakers had to send Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a future second-rounder to Washington. The Wizards sent cash to the Pelicans.
“Anthony Davis is arguably the most dominant allaround young player in today’s NBA,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said. “Anthony represents everything we stand for, with his unwavering commitment to excellence both as a person and an athlete. This is a historic moment for the Lakers franchise, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him.”
The sign-and-trade that will have Kevin Durant leaving Golden State for Brooklyn as well as Kyrie Irving’s signing with the Nets were both still pending Saturday night. Golden State’s deal to keep Klay Thompson around at nearly $190 million for five years also wasn’t immediately announced, though there would seem to be little rush there.
Boston completed a sign-and-trade with Charlotte, a deal to send Allstar Kemba Walker (4 years, $141 million) to the Celtics and Terry Rozier (3 years, $58 million) to the Hornets./ap