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Brandon Ingram reportedly traded to the Pelicans on Saturday
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly acquired forward Brandon Ingram on Saturday.
After months of trade speculation, the Lakers finally were able to complete a deal for their star in exchange for Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first round picks. Look for Ingram to have a big offensive role alongside Jrue Holiday next season.
In 190 games with the Lakers, Ingram averaged 13.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.
Josh Hart reportedly headed to New Orleans in multi-player trade with Lakers
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly acquired shooting guard Josh Hart in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Hart will join the Pelicans after being moved in a deal involving Anthony Davis, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and three first round picks. Expect a more defined role for Hart after training camp and preseason with E'Twaun Moore, Ball, and Ingram also in the rotation.
In 130 games with the Lakers, Hart averaged 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.
Pelicans reportedly acquire Lonzo Ball in blockbuster trade with Lakers on Saturday
The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired point guard Lonzo Ball in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Ball will reportedly head to New Orleans along with Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, and three first round picks for Anthony Davis. Look for Ball to start at point guard next season.
In 99 games with the Lakers, Ball averaged 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists.
Lakers reportedly acquire Anthony Davis from the Pelicans on Saturday
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, involving Anthony Davis for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first round picks.
According to ESPN, The Brow will be headed to Los Angeles to play with LeBron after making it clear recently he would like to be moved. The Pelicans got an impressive haul for Davis including this year's fourth overall pick, two other first round picks, and three young players with experience.
In 56 games last season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 3.9 assists.
Knicks exercise Allonzo Trier's team option
The New York Knicks have exercised Allonzo Trier's team option for the 2019-20 season, per Shams Charania.
The former undrafted free agent had an option worth $3.5 million.
Trier averaged 10.9 points and 22.8 minutes per game in 64 appearances last season.
Warriors expect Klay Thompson (knee) to miss 9-10 months
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (knee) is expected to miss as many as 9-10 months, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Thompson tore his ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals and is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. While Warriors owner Joe Lacob said he does not know what they will do with Thompson, he added that "I’ve said for a long time I want Klay to be a Warrior for life, and so this doesn’t change anything as far as I’m concerned.”
Thompson averaged 21.5 points and 34.0 minutes per game in 2018/19.
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