With Anthony Davis seemingly forcing Magic Johnson’s hand in finding a suitable deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly made a new and improved offer for the superstar, according to the L.A. Times’ Brad Turner.
The deal would send Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley and two future first-round picks for Davis and Solomon Hill.
Landed in Indy; update on Lakers-Pelicans talks. Magic Johnson, Dell Demps talked twice today, per source. Lakers willing to give Pelicans cap relief for Anthony Davis by taking Solomon Hill for Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ingram, Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Beasley, 2 1st round picks.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) February 4, 2019
In addition to acquiring young talent and future draft picks, discarding Hill would be an important part of the deal for the Pelicans, as it offers cap relief from a contract worth over $12 million in each of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.
Earlier, Davis reportedly added the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers to a list that included only the New York Knicks and Lakers previously as teams he would be willing to re-sign with.
Johnson has had two conversations with Pelicans GM Dell Demps Monday, according to Turner, and progress has been made in making a deal between the Lakers and New Orleans possible.