Report: L.A. Lakers Pull Out Of Anthony Davis Trade Talks

Magic Johnson and the Lakers front office were interested in signing Anthony Davis, but it seems like they have dawn a line in the sand regarding their future plans. It seems like LA is not willing to make the Pelicans’ wish come true. The trade talks are stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Lakers reported that LA has officially pulled out of trade talks with New Orleans just two days away from the NBA’s annual trade deadline. Is there a backup plan?

The Lakers have pulled out of any more conversations in trying to acquire New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis because of the Pelican’s outrageous trade requests, according to a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly.

Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, told New Orleans general manager Dell Demps Tuesday morning that Los Angeles had made its best offer that the Pelicans had wanted, but that the Lakers were not willing to add anything else and would be moving on, a person said.

The Lakers were not going to give the Pelicans the six to eight draft picks they wanted for Davis, the person said, knowing that the four first-round picks and second-round picks were more than the Lakers would offer.

LeBron James talks about trade talks

LeBron James was asked about his team’s efforts to land Anthony Davis right before the report was released.

“I kind of tend not to play much fantasy basketball, that’s how I’ve always been,” James said. “If something were to occur with our team whether it’s him or it’s somebody else throughout the trade deadline we’ll approach it then.”

Let’s wait and see if the Pelicans will lessen their demands for the star player. Is Anthony Davis making his way to Los Angeles? It is hard to say at this moment.

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