With the New Orleans Pelicans looking to trade Anthony Davis, it appears the Los Angeles Lakers are ready to strike. The team was revealed to be one of the frontrunners in a deal for the Pelicans' All-Star along with the New York Knicks. Now there's a new report that has arrived which indicates what the Lakers will be prepared to give up in a deal to bring Anthony Davis to Los Angeles. The Lakers are favorites already but this may boost those odds.

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Lakers make their trade offer known

Since the season isn't going on for the LA Lakers, it makes sense for them to not be quite as worried about hurting their players' egos. They've now put a few players' names out in headlines again. On Wednesday (June 12), it was announced that the team is willing to part with the No. 4 draft pick, which is something most people expected. They also said they're willing to offer two of their young star players, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, as part of the deal.

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That's good news for the New Orleans Pelicans, as there were previous reports suggesting head coach Alvin Gentry was a fan of Lonzo Ball. Additionally, it would give the team two picks within the top four of the NBA Draft.

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New Orleans already owns the No. 1 overall pick and are expected to take Zion Williamson at that spot. Meanwhile, this would seem the Lakers are ready to make a serious attempt to get the trade done that they couldn't last season.

The New York Knicks were previously mentioned amongst teams interested in landing Davis along with the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers. On Wednesday, ESPN also reported that the Boston Celtics talked with the Pelicans about a possible trade for AD. The trade would be their attempt to keep Kyrie Irving interested in remaining a part of the roster rather than leaving as a free agent.

LeBron, Davis' agent speaks out

Meanwhile, LeBron James and Anthony Davis' agent Rich Paul has been putting other teams on notice, or at least one. On Wednesday, a report also surfaced in which Paul was quoted as saying of the Boston Celtics, "They can trade for him, but it’ll be for one year." That seems to give Boston an idea of where they'd stand if they got serious in trying to make a deal for AD.

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As of yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers were favorites on the betting odds to make a deal happen involving Davis. The Knicks were second on the odds, followed by the field of teams at +1000. Davis staying put in New Orleans was at +4000, meaning it's very unlikely he'll be on the Pelicans next season.

It seems that Los Angeles Lakers fans are starting to have a reason for hope again. This deal was unable to materialize ahead of the NBA trade deadline last season.

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The Lakers ended up missing the NBA Playoffs and it's clear it was a disappointing end to LeBron's first season in LA. Bringing in Davis alongside LeBron next season has the makings of quite the campaign.

The unfortunate injury suffered by Kevin Durant also seems to clear a path in the Western Conference for a team with LeBron paired with Davis to make some noise.

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