Last week, one of the best NBA seasons in recent memory came to an end with a memorable Finals that finished with the end of a dynasty and the crowning of a first-time NBA champion.
Just two days later, a monster trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans rocked the NBA landscape, fundamentally altered two franchises, jump-started what promises to be a huge offseason, began the race for the 2019-20 championship and minted perhaps the most exciting young team in the NBA.
Anthony Davis for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, the fourth pick in the 2019 draft and four additional years of draft considerations (either picks or swapped picks) is a video-game-sized deal for the Lakers, the Pelicans, and the entire NBA. Davis joins LeBron James to give the Lakers two MVP-level talents and an inside track to serious title contention. Meanwhile, the Pelicans had already won the Zion Williamson sweepstakes and have now surrounded him with a serious brace of young talent.
But there are major fantasy implications to this trade and, in this space, that's what we care about. So, let's get down to business and start estimating what this trade will mean for your fantasy squads.
The Lakers are