This Hornets-Lakers Trade Lands Anthony Davis In Charlotte

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The Charlotte Hornets are one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. They have LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges, and a nice young core, though. Charlotte’s amazing offense has carried them so far this season, but a lackluster big man rotation has limited their potential.

Mason Plumlee and PJ Washington have manned the paint for the Hornets this year. Neither is a bad player by any means, but poor defense all-around has made their lives even more difficult down on the block. Charlotte desperately needs an upgrade at center, regardless.

Meanwhile out west, the Los Angeles Lakers have been severely underperforming in comparison to their sky-high expectations. Any LeBron James-led team is expected to challenge for the NBA Championship, but this one looks like they could struggle to compete for a top-six seed in the Western Conference.

A lot of people have been quick to place blame on Russell Westbrook. But even if they wanted to trade him, he’d hold little to no trade value. In fact, they may have to pay other teams to take on his contract.

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All the while, Anthony Davis has been struggling to shoot this year, and almost certainly still holds lots of trade value.

Is there a deal to be had between the Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets? Would they be willing to trade Anthony Davis to Charlotte in exchange for a package that would bring depth to Los Angeles? What would that trade look like?