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Anthony Davis traded to Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans receiving Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and 3 first-round picks

David Griffin took the best deal on the table, but it sounds like he’s not finished making moves quite yet.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The wait is finally over, basketball fans.

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers have come to terms on a trade involving Anthony Davis. As he had hoped, the six-time All-Star is headed to his preferred destination to join forces with LeBron James while David Griffin, the executive vice president of basketball operations, is walking away with a long list of young assets including Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks.

With Griffin pushing the trigger five days before the 2019 NBA Draft, this signals that it was not in the Pelicans best interest to give other teams additional time to present more attractive offers. Case in point, the Boston Celtics reportedly refused to put Jayson Tatum on the bargaining table.

In addition, agreeing to a deal now allows the Pelicans front office to take a closer look at players projected to be drafted in the range of the fourth overall pick. Previously, they were having issues getting this group in for private workouts.

Expectations are that the Pelicans front office isn’t finished with making moves in the near future as Adrian Wojnarowski reports teams have expressed serious interest in the fourth overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft that was included in the deal from Los Angeles to New Orleans.

Stay tuned for our reactions as well as write-ups on the new incoming members of the New Orleans Pelicans!