Lakers Waiting for Pelicans to Make Counter-Proposal in Anthony Davis Trade


Reggie Bullock

On Monday, Brian Windhorst noted on The Hoop Collective podcast that the Lakers have also been in contact with the Chicago Bulls about Jabari Parker. The Bulls really like Caldwell-Pope... One place that they have talked to, now I'm not saying this deal is going to get done, but one place they have talked to is Chicago for Jabari Parker. Both Parker and Caldwell-Pope have expiring contracts.

Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, seems to have made some inroads into tightening the trade market on the Pelicans, limiting what some rivals might be willing to offer based on the fear of losing Davis as a rental in 2020 free agency. And the thing about this is Caldwell-Pope has to approve of a trade ...

The Lakers make 10.2 3-pointers per game which is tied for 20th in the National Basketball Association.

While the situation can change from now to Thursday, the Lakers should shift their attention to getting more three-point shooters. "I've been working to get my finger back healthy". The Lakers and Jazz have inquired on Parker, sources said.

Meanwhile, Parker has been in and out of the Bulls' rotation recently.

Though, he'd be an interesting addition for the Lakers.

Los Angeles came into Saturday's matchup with the Warriors with the fourth-worst 3-point shooting percentage in the league (33.7 percent).

According to a piece from USA Today regarding the best potential Anthony Davis landing spots, the Chicago Bulls ranked as one of the six best trade destinations.

While the Lakers interest in Jabari Parker is far from the main event, it's interesting that they're kicking the tires on him.

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