The Lakers shouldn't trade everything for Anthony Davis

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How far should the Los Angeles Lakers push to acquire Anthony Davis before Thursday's NBA trade deadline?

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the Lakers were waiting for the New Orleans Pelicans to make them a counteroffer rather than continuing to increase their offers to try to satisfy the Pelicans.

Most of the analysis of this deal has centered on how much the Lakers will need to give up to convince New Orleans to part with Davis now rather than waiting for this summer, when the Boston Celtics could enter the bidding. (The Celtics could acquire Davis now only if All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving were traded away from Boston.)

Not enough discussion has considered whether reaching that point even makes sense for the Lakers. I don't think it does. Here's why.