1. Anthony Davis to Lakers
Lakers Get: Davis
Pelicans Get: Kuzma, Ingram, Zubac, Hart or KCP, 2019 1st Round Pick
Pelicans Will Want: Ball, Kuzma, Zubac, 2019 1st Round Pick, Plus Cap Filler. (No deal will get done without one of Ball or Kuzma if not both)
Reasoning: The Pelicans have long lacked wing depth that produce consistently and defend. They have several PF’s and Front Court players and Holiday has been a decent two way player for the Pelicans, adding Kuzma, Ingram, and Hart they’d instantly fill badly needed holes while possibly not having as big of a drop off as you may think losing a player of Anthony Davis’s caliber. If the Pelicans can manage to get both Ball and Kuzma with multiple other young assets they could have a potential lineup of
Hart (Ingram too?)
If the Lakers traded away the house for Anthony Davis, this would obviously be the best trade offer the Pelicans can get for Anthony Davis until this summer; when both the Celtics can get on the action and they know what Pick the Knicks the would have.
2. Anthony Davis to Knicks
Knicks Get: Anthony Davis
Pelicans Get: Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway JR, Kevin Knox, and 2019 1st Round Pick (Chance at Zion).
Reasoning: For Pelicans they’d replace Anthony with the possibility of Zion and their own 2019 1st round pick in a loaded draft, Going all in on Rebuild with 2 great chances to land 2 really good players in this upcoming draft. The Knicks on the other hand would make this trade and give up Zion for the chance at having a big 3 of Porzingis, Anthony Davis, and Kevin Durant this summer come Free Agency, and still have cap left over to possibly sign another marquee Free Agent. Making this a move that could make the Knicks go from laughing stock to Vegas favorite in the matter of a summer.
Anthony Davis Laker and Knicks Trade Breakdown
“There is no possible trade scenario in which the Pelicans don’t get one of Kuzma or Ball from Lakers.” https://t.co/xkSnhe83wb— UniquESports + (@UniqueSportplus) January 28, 2019