4 biggest myths about the Anthony Davis trade


Yes, the Lakers traded the farm for AD, who is playing out the final year of his contract, and could end up being a rental if he doesn't enjoy playing with LeBron James.

Big Baller Brand mogul LaVar Ball was a guest Monday on ESPN's "First Take," ostensibly to talk about the Lakers trading his son Lonzo Ball to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis trade. One of the best teams for him to play on is New Orleans.

It's an interesting trade for Davis, who has missed plenty of time over his National Basketball Association career because of myriad physical ailments. He has only played 99 of a possible 164 games in his first two seasons.

The deal, which can not be made official until July 1, gives the Pelicans two of the top-four picks in the draft, after they won the lottery for the top overall pick. As for the post-Magic era for the Lakers front office, it's gotten off to a pretty impressive start. The injury will most definitely have him out for all of next season.

The Pelicans likely won't be an immediate threat, since they're starting over with a young core, which should include Zion Williamson, the expected No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. LaVar responded to the trade in typical LaVar fashion, guaranteeing the Lakers would never win another title again.

Along with not getting Davis, the Knicks aren't getting much closer to getting free agent targets Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Qerim, who's married to ESPN's Jalen Rose, asked LaVar if they could "switch gears" during the conversation.

In his three years with the Lakers, Ingram averaged 13.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game while making the All-Rookie Team in 2016-17. What does Davis in L.A. this early in the offseason mean for the rest of 2019 free agency?