The Perfect Three-Team AD Trade?

1. The Washington Wizards receive Brandon Ingram and the Lakers’ #4 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. The Wizards get a 21-year old future All-Star in Ingram who plays the same position as Beal and averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists last year. Ingram is 4 years younger, a better defender, and will cost $10 million less per year than Beal when extended. PLUS, they get the #4 pick in the draft, which they could use to draft 19-year old point guard Darius Garland as John Wall’s eventual replacement.

2. The New Orleans Pelicans receive Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, and the Lakers first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The Pelicans get a 25-year old All-Star not yet in his prime that averaged similar numbers to AD, 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.6 assists last year. Beal would be a great fit playing with Holiday and Stephenson. PLUS, they get a future potential All-Star in Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers’ first round draft pick for next year. Holiday, Beal, Kuzma, and Zion would be an immediate playoff contender.

3. The Los Angeles Lakers receive Anthony Davis. The Lakers get a 26-year old superstar in Anthony Davis who averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 3.9 assists last year to pair with LeBron James and create an immediate championship contender. PLUS, they get to keep point guard Lonzo Ball and shooting guard Josh Hart. They would also still have more than $20 million in cap space to sign multiple elite role players. Lonzo, Hart, LeBron, and AD would be legitimate NBA title contenders.