"So I started getting calls from my friends outside of basketball, saying those things now were said to them, outside of basketball now, just not in the Lakers office anymore".
One of those picks is the No. 4 overall choice in next week's draft.
Hart is a solid rotational player with upside, but he'll likely be lost in a crowded New Orleans backcourt with Ball, Ingram and veteran Jrue Holiday.
Ultimately, Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly decided Davis would have cost too much and dealing for him would have been too risky.
So, what does this all mean for the Kings, their standing in the West and what they should do this offseason?
Just like that LeBron James has a superstar sidekick and the Lakers are now the favorites to win the National Basketball Association title next season. Part of the salary cap space they have available is set aside to account for the signing of the No. 4 pick, which they're planning to trade as terms of their deal with New Orleans.
New Orleans is shopping the No. 4 pick for help and the later the deal gets executed, the more hard it becomes to get another team involved in the deal.
The Kings, however, have a young core in place and $38 million to spend in free agency.
A derelict season has culminated with the doomsday scenario for the Celtics, as Anthony Davis' trade to the Los Angeles Lakers is the first supernova in a potentially cataclysmic chain of events quashing what was once the most promising rise to greatness in the National Basketball Association.
Over the weekend, LaVar Ball said that the Lakers would "never" win another National Basketball Association championship as a result of the trade.