They traded two players with uncertain potentials for a top 10 player. That's not losing.
sure ad is amazing and lebron is the 2nd best player of all time but they have NO ONE ELSE.
and now you gave the pelicans a young core of lonzo, ingram, hart, randle AND ZION and they might trade up to get RJ.
This aged well
They have 27 mil in cap. They can sign McConnel Bogdanovic Reddick etc to fill out with depth. Lonzo probably won't be an all star, Ingram will but won't be as elite as AD, and that 4th pick is for a draft which the media repeatedly stated before the trade only runs 3 players deep, and those future picks won't be much if the Lakers do what they are supposed to. Oh, and those contracts for the Pels are gonna really hurt in a few years.