Lakers Owner Considered Trading LeBron Because of Agent Rich Paul

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been heavily tied to Anthony Davis this entire season; even more so when Davis' agent and friend of LeBron James, Rich Paul, publically made a trade demand to try and force the superstar to LA with LeBron.

The Los Angeles Lakers tried and (very publicly) failed to wrest Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans prior to the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

"They're just not going to do it".

The Lakers tried to complete a deal for Davis ahead of the trade deadline in early February, reportedly offering their young core of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and several others, as well as multiple first-round picks. Reports suggest he prefers signing in Los Angeles when that time comes - both Spears and Wilbon didn't rule this out, simply noting Davis wouldn't go to L.A. through New Orleans - so the Celtics' risk of dumping all their assets for one year of Davis still is very real.

While trading for Davis is not the only thing the Lakers can do this summer, it might be the only thing that could theoretically lead to contending for a ring next season.

Davis requested a trade in January.

Might they have to wait until 2020 free agency for their next shot at the All-Star big man? He just wants to get out of New Orleans. Former Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry is filling the role on an interim basis.

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