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Podcast: Re-grading the Anthony Davis trade one year later

Looking back on the Anthony Davis trade a year removed from the day it happened.

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Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Anthony Davis - Press Conference Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

Monday, June 15, marked the one year anniversary of the day the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to send Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and two future first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for All-NBA big man Anthony Davis. Suffice to say, a lot has changed since then.

After performing well below expectations last season, the Lakers are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference thanks in no small part to Davis, who has averaged 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.4 blocks per game. He’s been really, really good.

On today’s episode of “Lakers, Explained,” a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll, co-hosts Christian Rivas and Harrison Faigen looked back on the days that led up to the Davis trade, the day the trade happened and their immediate reactions to the trade. They also answered questions from Twitter, including whether or not the Lakers won the trade, if there is any chance that the team gave up too much for Davis, and which young player they wish the team would have kept if they could have.

They then wrapped up the show talking about the NBA coalition that Avery Bradley and Kyrie Irving have reportedly stepped up to lead, and the responsibility the league and its fans have to listen to the players that have been affected by everything going in the world, from the coronavirus to the death of George Floyd.

You can listen to all that and more on the full episode below, and to make sure you never miss a single one, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can also follow ours hosts on Twitter at @RadRivas and @hmfaigen.