Anthony Davis is waiving his $4 million trade kicker, according to ESPN.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers were “scrambling to reshape the parameters” of the trade after it was announced because of a lack of cap space.
Now it seems they’ve figured it out.
The trade, which formerly included just the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, now includes a third team — the Washington Wizards. The Lakers will send a 2022 second-round pick to the Wizards, and the Wizards will send the Pelicans cash.
While the trade has been agreed to, it does not become official until July 6, when the league’s transaction embargo is lifted.
As a result, the Lakers will be able to pursue a max-contract free agent with $32 million to spend toward completing a “Big Thr