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Who won the Anthony Davis trade: Lakers or Pelicans?

The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans began the NBA offseason with a blockbuster trade. The Pelicans sent All-NBA forward Anthony Davis to Los Angeles in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round NBA Draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in this year's draft. Some think the Lakers got the better end of the deal, while others believe the Pelicans are the real winners of the trade. What do you think? 🏀

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Anytime you get a proven All-NBA player, it doesn't matter what was given up. You won the trade.

Anthony Davis is a top-five player in the league—a player you hope young players become. Pairing Davis with an all-time player like LeBron James makes the Lakers instant contenders for the NBA Championship. The Lakers had to give up a couple of young players and some draft picks, but getting Davis sets the team up for at least six years while Davis is in his prime. He's only 26 years old!

The Lakers won this trade, hands down.

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Everyone is quick to congratulate the Lakers for getting Anthony Davis, but what did they really gain?

Los Angeles got a talented player, sure, but Davis is injury-prone and has never made it past the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Meanwhile, the Pelicans got three highly-rated young players with their best years ahead of them, presumably Zion Williamson and whoever they take with the No. 4 overall pick. The Pelicans also have two more first rounders to use or trade for other players in the future, setting up a rebuilding strategy that could yield a dynasty.

Experts might think the Lakers won the trade, but the Pelicans, with their bevy of assets and a talented young core, are the real winners.

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