Once the National Basketball Association regular season is over, the Anthony Davis saga in New Orleans will come to an end.
The Pelicans and Lakers seemingly left trade deadline talks on acrimonious terms, with New Orleans reportedly upset L.A.'s multiple trade offers for Davis became so public and the Lakers skeptical the Pelicans gave them a fair shake in negotiations.
The Lakers' history of acquiring stars, as well as winning championships, undoubtedly has many teams preferring not to deal with them. Unlike Boston, Los Angeles had an opportunity to deal for the star big man prior to this season's National Basketball Association trade deadline, but its reported offers evidently didn't make much headway with the New Orleans Pelicans.
If LeBron James is going to get help with the Lakers, it won't come from the Pelicans. Regardless, if this truly is the case, the Lakers may be forced to wait until Davis hits free agency in 2020 for any chance at landing him.
In the video above, Spears appeared on ESPN's "The Jump" where he echoed those exact same sentiments. So even if Davis is dealt this summer, he conceivably could play one season with his new team and ultimately sign with the Lakers on the open market next offseason. New Orleans fired general manager Dell Demps after the trade deadline but even with his departure, the team is remaining consistent with who they want to negotiate with.