Prior to the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers were heavily involved in trade discussions with New Orleans pelicans' flagship center, Anthony Davis.

However, pelicans were severe throughout the trade negotiations and eventually stopped communicating with the Lakers. Prior to Sunday's game between the Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations, had been asked about it, "it was about" good faith negotiations, "and he replied "No, but at the end of the day, it happened what happened".

The reports suggest that the Pelicans were looking for a huge package in exchange for Davis and wanted several young players and several first-round picks.

The Lakers ended up not making much noise at the trade deadline. The organization sold Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Mike Muscala, which had been acquired the day before as part of a deal that sent Tobias Harris to the Sixers.

It is quite possible that the teams will return to negotiations with the Pelicans. The Boston Celtics are also involved. The Lakers should be very active in free agencies with players like Golden State Warriors guards, Klay Thompson, and Celtics, Kyrie Irving, likely to enter the open market if they do not sign up with their current teams. .