Editor's note: This piece has been updated with the full draft pick details in the Anthony Davis trade.
In February, I advised the Los Angeles Lakers against giving up all their young players for Anthony Davis, a move I felt wouldn't make them a contender this past season, would leave their roster old and thin going forward and would prevent them from potentially signing Davis outright in the summer of 2020.
Well, the Lakers didn't trade all their young players, managing to hang on to forward Kyle Kuzma as the one clear concession they won from the New Orleans Pelicans in a trade both sides agreed to on Saturday, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Above and beyond that, though, the way the past four months have played out has made an aggressive move for Davis more sensible.
Let's dive into the pros and cons of this trade for both teams.
Pelicans get: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, 2019 No. 4 pick, 2021 first-rounder protected Nos. 9-30 (becomes unprotected in 2022), first-round swap rights in 2023, 2024 first-round pick with the option to defer to 2025
Lakers get: Anthony Davis