It's no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. However, trade talks have been unsuccessful. The team gave the Pelicans what was reportedly their final trade offer for Davis, involving a large number of players and some picks. Since New Orleans didn't budge on it, Magic Johnson and company backed away from the table. Now it appears there is news of what the Lakers' plan B could be if they fail to acquire Davis.

Lakers' top choice is Davis, deadline is close

The NBA trade deadline arrives on Thursday afternoon (February 7), which means there are fewer than 24 hours for the L.A. Lakers to get Anthony Davis. There are reports that L.A.'s front office is awaiting any counteroffer that New Orleans might have for them. A deal that was on the table involved Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, as well as two first-round draft picks.

That deal wasn't enough for the Pelicans, as Dell Demps and company were also said to want additional draft picks. The Lakers simply weren't going to give up that much in order to land a player that could become a free agent a bit down the road. While reports said they backed off from trade talks, it was also mentioned that they would re-enter talks if New Orleans made a counteroffer. As of Wednesday night (February 6), there hasn't been any reported Anthony Davis counteroffer. The trade deadline will hit at 3 PM ET on February 7.

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Lakers' plan B involves All-Star

As the trade talks have been swirling, the Los Angeles Lakers are still trying to play basketball games. Unfortunately, on Tuesday night (February 5), all of the trade headlines seemed to have a negative effect on the team. LeBron James was back for his second game since his injury, but they lost by 42 points to the Pacers. That was the worst loss of LeBron's career.

It was clear that James wasn't happy with the team effort and he realized the trade talk may have had an impact.

On Wednesday night, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe discussed the latest trade talk. According to USA Today's Lakers Wire, Woj indicated that there is a player the Lakers have as a plan B if they don't get Davis. That player is none other than NBA All-Star Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.

He said the Lakers would hope the Warriors don't offer Klay a max contract and then they could move in. Thompson is due to become a free agent later this summer, along with a handful of other NBA stars.

Thompson would be a major acquisition for the L.A. Lakers, as he'd provide a steady sharpshooter known for putting up points and knocking down threes at will. It'd give LeBron additional scoring help to dish too.

For the season, Thompson is averaging 21.8 points, four rebounds, and two assists. He's shooting at a 46.5 percent field goal rate and hitting 38.3 percent of the three-point shots he attempts.

The main thing to keep in mind is that Thompson has said he'd prefer to stay in Golden State. However, if the price isn't right for him with the Warriors, he may seek out a new team. Joining LeBron would be an interesting team-up, as the two have become quite familiar rivals throughout the NBA Finals the past several years.

Fans will be keeping a close eye on the next 20 hours to see if the Los Angeles Lakers get their top choice at the NBA trade deadline, or if they might have to come up with plan C, D, and E for the future.

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