Anthony Davis
The Lakers have jacked up their offer to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis. Will New Orleans agree? Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Smoothie King Center on January 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Getty Images/Chris Graythen

The Los Angeles Lakers remain aggressive in an effort to land Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. Both Magic Johnson and Dell Demps have been talking, and the latest offer from the Lakers could be more than enough for the Pelicans to consider.

According to Los Angeles Times' Tania Ganguli and Broderick Turner, the latest offer made by the Lakers to the Pelicans include Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley, and two first-round picks. Also, Los Angeles is willing to take on the contract of Solomon Hill, who is owed close to $12.8 million next year.

With the talent and future assets on the table, critics would say that the Pelicans would be foolish to pass it up. But then again, Demps could consider waiting a bit more and see what future picks New Orleans could be getting. This includes knowing their order at the 2019 NBA Draft lottery assuming they hold on to Davis until the summer, according to the Bleacher Report.

The new offer adds a bit of intrigue with the addition of Stephenson and Beasley. In a previous post, both NBA vets had a heated exchange with head coach Luke Walton following the Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors, 115-101. There was actually another player involved in JaVale McGee after Walton was preaching unselfish play in the locker room after the game.

As of this writing, it will be interesting to see if the Lakers mustered enough to finally get the deal for Davis done. The offers, made in multiple phone calls, are some of the more ambitious bids the team has made when one recalls the push they made for Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, ESPN reported.

Another factor likely to be in play is the clarification of the Davis camp on a potential contract with other teams. As reported previously, other teams where AD would be willing to sign long-term include the Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers. Both have yet to make offers although they may lack assets to pull off a trade.

A Davis trade may finally come to fruition in the coming days. The Feb. 7 trade deadline is nearing with the Pelicans (and the Lakers) likely having sleepless nights to put an end to the NBA trade madness.