The Anthony Davis sweepstakes are ramping up as the Pelicans hope to get the deal done before the NBA draft on June 20. The Lakers are one of the teams who have been aggressively pursuing Davis, and after failing to get a deal done during the regular season, they have come back with another offer.
According to Marc Stein of the "New York Times," the Lakers' reported new offer centers around Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and the No. 4 pick in this year's draft.
However, it appears that may not be enough, as it's also been reported that a possible trade between these two teams "hinges" on Kyle Kuzma being included in the deal.
That might be too much for the Lakers' liking.
While the current offer is valuable, the Pelicans will be looking to get other teams involved to try to get even more assets. This offer seems to be the preliminary package to kick off conversations. More pieces should be added as other teams get involved and become more aggressive.
While negotiations between the two teams have picked up, it could still be difficult for a deal to be reached. Despite Davis' team making it clear that the Lakers are a preferred destination for him, the Pelicans have been reportedly reluctant to make a deal with them. With getting other teams involved, the process could continue to get more complicated.
The chaos of the offseason is beginning to pick up. Teams are finally starting to get aggressive in trade talks, and Davis could soon be the first domino to fall.