A breaking news report arrived and indicates that the Los Angeles Lakers made their final offer for a trade to bring Anthony Davis to the team. It appears to be another impressive offer and one that many fans believe the New Orleans Pelicans should be ecstatic about. However, the Pelicans seem reluctant to budge. Below is the latest about what Los Angeles offered as their final deal ahead of the NBA trade deadline.

Lakers' final offer was attractive

A new report surfaced on Tuesday (February 5) via the L.A. Times' Broderick Turner. While the Lakers' Magic Johnson and Pelicans' Dell Demps have had multiple conversations, unfortunately, Los Angeles felt their potential trade partners were asking for way too much. In fact, the Times report says the Lakers "pulled out" due to "outrageous trade requests" from New Orleans.

According to Turner's report, the Lakers' final trade offer would send Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zuba, Kentavious-Caldwell Pope, and two first-round picks to the Pelicans. That's a lot of players and all of the Lakers' young talent from their roster. However, New Orleans wanted even more than that.

The Pelicans previously told the Lakers what they wanted in a trade.

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The recent reports are saying the Pelicans wanted a total of six to eight draft picks as part of the deal, which was too much for the Lakers to give away. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson told Dell Demps that his side had made their best possible offer and wasn't willing to add any more to the deal.

With that, the Lakers front office has reportedly decided to move on from trying to land Davis.

That said, there's still a bright spot for the team, as 2019 NBA free agency looms. As far as the Pelicans go, one has to wonder what their strategy or end game is with not taking the deal.

Pelicans receiving backlash, Lakers have options

Obviously, fans of the New Orleans Pelicans know that their team has a top-rated star on the roster, but also one who wants to leave the team for a new one. With that said, fans realize that New Orleans is trying to get the best possible offer, and one has to think that passing on all those young and talented players, as well as future picks, is a mistake.

There are swirling reports that sophomore NBA player Lonzo Ball has no interest in playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans' staff probably knows having him on the roster would be short-term. They're still passing on some great talents in Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Zubac, and Hart. Of those players, Kuzma and Ingram have shown their ability to lead the team in scoring. In the right environment, they could become a team's star player.

As mentioned before, the Los Angeles Lakers can look ahead to a potential playoff run with the team they've got. In addition, the 2019 NBA free agency class is quite stacked with stars. Among them are Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and Klay Thompson, all of whom might be a good fit with LeBron and the Lakers. While Anthony Davis said he was only committed to the Lakers long-term, he's recently informed the Pelicans of about three other NBA teams he would play for, including the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA fans, how do you feel about the way the trade situation involving Anthony Davis has gone? Did the Pelicans make a bad decision by not accepting Magic and the Lakers' trade offer? Which team will Davis end up with after the Pelicans?

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