​The ​Lakers are coasting as of late, winning seven of their last 10 games and claiming the fifth seed in the Western conference with a record of 14-9. While they have improved off of their rocky start to the season, there's one way they can instantly assert themselves as contenders.


That would be to trade for ​Pelicans superstar ​Anthony Davis. The only way the Lakers could achieve a blockbuster trade for Davis would be to include ​Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram as pieces in a three-team deal, according to the latest rumors in the NBA world.

​​Would the Lakers really be willing to part with two former No. 2 picks with incredibly high ceilings? If the return was Anthony Davis, it's certainly a possibility. 


In order to match salaries, the Lakers would likely also have to part ways with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who is playing on a 1-year, $12 million contract. 

The Lakers will be looking for a third team to help them accommodate the deal, and one potential suitor could be the ​Orland​o Magic. The Magic will be looking to move Nikola Vucevic before his contract expires at the end of this season. 


Any trade would see the Pelicans walk away with a huge ransom in exchange for Davis. The compensation would look something like Vucevic, Ball, Ingram and a first-round pick, among other picks. The Lakers would receive Davis and a player like Elfrid Payton or Ian Clark, and the Magic would receive Caldwell-Pope and another piece. 


While these rumors are purely speculative, this is a potential trade scenario that could result in the Lakers getting the superstar they so desperately want to pair with LeBron James.