Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram react to being traded by Lakers to Pelicans for Anthony Davis
The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers have finally agreed to a deal that sent Anthony Davis packing for Hollywood in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks.
Minutes after news of the blockbuster deal broke the internet, Hart and Ingram took to Instagram for what may very well be their initial reactions.
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If that’s the case, then no words are needed to sum up Hart and Ingram’s feelings about this trade.
Remember, their names have been dragged for months in this long-standing saga centered on Anthony Davis. Such drama has allegedly torn the Lakers’ locker room apart, no thanks to how the entire rumors were handled by the team’s front office.
The two youngsters are entering a positive situation in New Orleans under the regime of David Griffin and Trajan Langdon. The team is also set to pick a generational talent in Zion Williamson come draft night. Basically, everything’s good in the Big Easy.
Last season for the Lakers, Hart 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and a steal per game. His hustle and rebounding at the guard position will be welcome additions to Pelicans’ cause.
Meanwhile, Ingram put up 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per outing for Los Angeles in 2018-19. The former second overall pick only played in 52 games for Los Angeles after a suspension and ankle injury forced him out of action for some time.
He was ultimately shelved for the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm. Fortunately, Ingram is expected to make a full recovery and that may have been the potential clincher for the Pelicans to take a chance on him.