Trading those players plus getting Davis to waive his trade bonus would create enough room for a third max contract player. This trade was not meant just for a playoff-push last season, it was meant as a way to convince Bullock that he loves the Lakers and get him to stay for a few more years.
The player of the Pelicans' choosing that the Lakers will draft at No. 4 overall will not be signed by LA. The trade can't be officially completed until June 6, the end of the moratorium period on player movement.
Kendrick Perkins, who was James' teammate with the 2018 Cleveland Cavaliers, teased on Twitter that the Lakers aren't done adding pieces to a team that now includes two of the best players in the league.
If the Lakers sign a max free agent with their $30 million-plus in salary-cap space, they will need to match salaries with the Pelicans in the Davis trade, because LA will be operating as a team over the salary cap.
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The Lakers will maintain their current level of cap space, which is $32.5 million, as they enter free agency. Charlotte guard Kemba Walker and Philadelphia forward Jimmy Butler are top priorities, sources said.
Anthony is the sort of player that would likely sign for minimum contract, and there's been rumors tying the former Knicks star to James and the Lakers since his disastrous stint with the Houston Rockets a year ago. While they are still in the hunt for max players, Lowe reports they "also have begun discussing players expected to fetch somewhere in that $10 million-plus range".
National Basketball Association free agency begins on Sunday, June 30.