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Anthony Davis Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers

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Anthony Davis’ wish has been granted. The former Kentucky Wildcat will team up with LeBron James as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans are getting quite a bit for the Unibrow —  Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks — including the 2019 No. 4 overall pick.

Davis requested a trade just ahead of the deadline. When the Pelicans and Lakers could not reach an agreement, chaos filled the void. It took a little longer than he’d like, but Davis will get to be a Laker.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

39 Comments for Anthony Davis Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers



  1. sethkirk2
    6:54 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    I will no longer cheer for Anthony Davis. He is selling out, whiney wang,Wang, and abuser of the no real cap rule. Good bye.



    • ukkatzfan
      7:07 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      You no longer cheering for AD changes everything. Hahahahahaha You should have called a press conference last week.



    • DelrayCat
      7:52 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Did you just start watching the NBA yesterday?…lol. It’s a business. And the cap means the top tier guys are basically underpaid (with many trash players are making max contracts), so they are all are looking at other considerations (winning a title, opportunities outside basketball, etc.). Living in the mega-market cities affords that.



    • CatfaninCinci
      8:15 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Hold up! This just in. AD voided the trade following the news SethKirk2 was no longer gonna cheer for him.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      8:38 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Breaking news AD drank himself into a stooper and cryed himself into oblivion thanks to sethkirks official statement.



  2. NOLAcat
    6:57 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    F AD



    • Mad Max
      7:19 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Your teams management and ownership suck. I would leave too. Enjoy Zion for 2 years!! LOL



    • DelrayCat
      7:45 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Let’s face it…New Orleans is a small market team and sort of a stinky craphole.
      LA, regardless of all its faults, is still one of the most amazing cities in the world. Especially for a very very rich young man.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      8:42 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Zion is going to get ate up in the NBA when he has to face talent like Tacko all over the league and they start calling his fouls. So don’t worry NOLA cat he’ll be a Pelican for years.



    • NOLAcat
      8:50 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      The team’s management does suck. The ownership is great. You clearly don’t know anything about the Bensons.

      New Orleans is a small market team. It’s such a crap hole it’s a world tourist destination. Certainly can’t say the same about delray, but we might not be a great fit for the white bread boring type. LA on the other hand is a joke of a city.

      I could care less about Zion or the pels or basketball I’m general. I hate that AD was such a b about the whole ordeal, and even more so that This clown LeBron got what he wanted again.

      But y’all keep swinging hard in case you hit one!



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      9:10 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      How about this. AD wouldn’t have acted the way he did if the owners would hold the management accountable. They b’d out first.



  3. UKinmyblood
    6:57 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    They got back crap, Ball, Ingram, and Hart are garbage NBA players imo…..all three are mediocre at best



    • UKinMKY
      8:06 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Ingram and Hart are both fine. Ball however will be out of the league in 4 years or less. Can’t fix that shot.



  4. TOMCATS1990
    6:59 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Good for him. Showtime is BACK.



    • bddfromcincy
      7:17 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      This.^



  5. Smyrna_Cat
    7:10 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Isn’t that basically what they offered a couple of months ago?



    • Han
      7:47 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe less. But now Boston has backed off interest AND AD’s agent made it clear he wouldn’t re-sign with Boston if they trade for him. Boston offering Tatum was the main reason the Pelicans didn’t take the Lakers’ offer before.



  6. CatManDo
    7:17 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Win and Baby Bron Bron gets the credit, lose and AD isn’t good enough to win. Get used to it. Wish you luck though – Go Cats!



  7. serdi
    7:18 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    NOLA Blew it!

    If they’d kept Boogie and Rondo and made a commitment to be a contender, AD would not
    have left.



    • IrishCat
      10:38 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      I agree! Are you my mom?



  8. BigBlue4EverUK
    7:29 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Yes, We got him!! Time to get my AD Laker jersey!



  9. Aar
    7:31 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    I hope this works out for Ant!



  10. sincitycat
    7:31 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Way cool and good luck AD.



  11. Not Dan Issel
    7:37 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    I confess I don’t understand the NBA sufficiently to evaluate this deal. The players involved are basically inconsequential, but three first round picks? Is that a big deal? Is AD that big of a star that it is worth those three picks? I have no idea, but it will definitely be interesting in LA next year.



    • Han
      7:48 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Not counting the #4 pick this year, the other picks might be protected where the Pelicans don’t get them if they’re super high or whatever.

      But trading away 3 first round picks is a pretty big deal. If something goes wrong with AD and Lebron, they can’t begin a rebuilding process for years without first rounders.



    • DelrayCat
      7:54 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      That #4 pick will be a good one. Likely UVa’s Hunter. But after that those next two are probably no better than #25.



  12. Han
    7:46 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Gonna need to add a bunch of league-minimum vets to round out that roster.

    Do they still have Rondo?



    • DelrayCat
      8:00 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      There are plenty of players who will take a “pay cut” to play in LA (exactly what Cousins did this year in GS). The key is creating an enticing atmosphere for free agents to come there versus anywhere else for similar money. Many established players will title chase versus taking a little more money elsewhere.



  13. AirForceOne
    7:56 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    I just didn’t want him with Lebron…too much “me” and no “team” in his heart.



  14. LVCAT
    8:40 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Lakers lose 3 and get 1 then give away 3 consecutive first round picks? Free agency has to be their focus.



  15. Commissionersteele
    9:03 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Now I hate A D like I hate Randall Cobb. What a sell out! Good for him bad for the rest of us



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      9:15 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Randall was cut he had no choice about leaving GB and him going to a place that will actually use him was a no brainer. He has a family he has to take care of. And to be honest the only sell out team would have been NE because they’ve got caught cheating so many times they should have been forced to fire Beliclick.



    • Boman2112
      9:34 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Why would you hate man? These are people too. If you hate in sports,
      Please don’t be hating at home!
      Get over yourself!



    • runningunnin.454
      12:48 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

      Terrible comment, commissioner…turn in your Cat Card.



  16. TOMCATS1990
    9:27 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    That trade has made LA the FAVORITE at Caesars to win the NBA Title next season



  17. UK Maine-iac
    10:07 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Not gonna lie, I’m real happy Lavar Ball had to watch his son be expendable and go to a lesser organization. I not a NBA fan, but I hope AD is happy and can go for a ring or ten. Good luck!



  18. Swizzle
    10:09 pm June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Another team to hate, great



  19. Dark Soul
    11:54 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

    the owner would not spend money and get AD some help. This is a totally different situation than those heartless ring chasers KD and Cousins. I hate the Lakers but I completely understand why AD wanted out.



  20. bbn606
    10:16 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    New Orleans is the basement of the country.