Anthony Davis wants to be traded and told his New Orleans Pelicans that he won't sign an extension over the summer and won't return to the team when his contract ends. If the Pelicans want to get anything of substance for Davis, they need to trade him now because, if they wait until next season, teams would be offering much less. To make matters more interesting, Davis and his agent have made it clear that if any team other than the Los Angeles Lakers trade for him, he won't sign with them either and will just be a rental player.

Basically, the New Orleans Pelicans will have to trade Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers or he will just wait and go to Los Angeles on his own in 2020. However, the Lakers reportedly don't want to wait two years to get Davis on their team and they are seemingly willing to trade a large number of players to bring him to Los Angeles before the NBA trade deadline on February 7.

What are the Lakers planning to offer for Anthony Davis?

According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Los Angeles Lakers are making an aggressive push to bring Anthony Davis into the fold.

According to the reports, the Lakers are willing to send at least three players plus draft picks to get Davis in Los Angeles. There are five players that have been mentioned -- and all of them are stars.

According to Kyler, the Lakers are willing to trade three of the following: Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, Josh Hart, and Lonzo Ball. They are also willing to send the New Orleans Pelicans draft picks for Anthony Davis, including possibly their number one picks in both 2019 and 2020.

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This is massive.

Brandon Ingram was the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Kule Kuzma was a first round pick in 2017 and is the Lakers second best star right now following LeBron James. Ivica Zubac was a second-round pick from 2016. Josh Hart was a first round pick from 2017. Lonzo Ball was the second overall pick in 2017.

If the Lakers are forced to give up Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram, that is a huge price to pay for Anthony Davis but the Los Angeles Lakers seem to believe that he is the one superstar big enough to push the Lakers into the NBA title picture along with LeBron James.

NBA Trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline is on February 7. The Los Angeles Lakers have to get the deal done by then if they want to bring in Anthony Davis this season. If they do, they immediately become a legitimate contender for the NBA title alongside the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets in the West.

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