NBA: Lakers hopes for Davis ‘running low’

The Los Angeles Lakers have until tomorrow to acquire Anthony Davis this season via trade but they are currently not communicating with New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski added that Lakers President Earvin “Magic” Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka are “running low on hope” that the Pelicans will reengage trade talks before the deadline.

On Tuesday, the Lakers offered a package of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and two first-round picks for Davis. They were also prepared offer cap relief by taking Solomon Hill.

However, Magic and company reportedly pulled out of the negotiations after the Pelicans asked LA to add two more first-round picks along with the collection of young assets.

If a trade for Davis couldn’t be completed before the deadline, the Boston becomes the frontrunner to acquire the superstar. Albeit, not being on Davis’ list of preferred destinations – and Anthony Davis Sr.’s comments – the Celtics can offer the most attractive trade package for New Orleans.

However, the Rose Rule prevents the Celtics from making a bid before July 1.

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