Did Josh Hart’s Farewell Message to Lakers Throw Shade at Rob Pelinka?


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Getty New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart  While we’re one week removed from the Los Angeles Lakers’ blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis, it’s taken some time for a few players to send their thoughts and final messages it seems One of those players includes Josh Hart, who was included in the deal for Davis after impressing through the start of his young career  On Saturday, Hart took to Twitter in order to send a farewell message to the Lakers organization, Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson and the team’s fanbase  It’s a strong message from Hart, who interestingly didn’t include general manager Rob Pelinka in the message Pelinka, who was hired by the Lakers in May of 2017, just over a month before Hart landed with the team in the NBA draft, was omitted from the message This also stands out considering the fact that the team’s ex-president in Magic Johnson was included by Hart  Follow the Heavy Lakers page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Josh Hart’s Tenure With Lakers Hart had a strong rookie season with the Lakers in which he averaged 7 9 points, rebounds and assists while shooting percent from the field and 39 6 percent from beyond the arc.

He took a bit of a step back in 2018-19, specifically when it came to his shooting marks while playing alongside LeBron James  During his sophomore campaign, Hart averaged points, rebounds and assists but shot just 40 7 percent from the field and percent from deep. Regardless, the 24-year-old guard has flashed quite a bit of upside and is expected to make an immediate impact on a Pelicans roster loaded with young players and talent Lakers’ Blockbuster Anthony Davis Trade Terms & Details When the Lakers and Pelicans finally agreed to terms on a deal for Davis, it sent the NBA into a frenzy While many believed the Lakers gave up too large of a haul, others thought it simply had to be done ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the terms of the trade, which included Hart, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks heading to New Orleans   Shortly after this news came to light, ESPN’s Tim Bontemps (h/t Tania Ganguli and Andrew Lopez of the Los Angeles Times) evaluated the first-round picks a bit more Including the fact that most of them won’t feature any type of protections.

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After acquiring the Lakers’ No 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Pelicans proceeded to move it again, sending it to the Atlanta Hawks Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that deal brought New Orleans the No. 8, 17 and 35 selections, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ heavily protected 2020 first-round pick In exchange, New Orleans sent the No. 4 and 57 picks, a future second-round selection and Solomon Hill to Atlanta  While Hart will surely be missed by Lakers fans, the Pelicans have to be thrilled to add a young player who’s shown upside in the way he has The team’s young core will be fun to watch in 2019-20 and beyond, but of course, seeing LeBron James, Anthony Davis and potentially another star in Los Angeles will be can’t-miss television.


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