The New Orleans Pelicans are expected to give the Los Angeles Lakers their first-round pick this year and take the Lakers' first-round pick in 2025, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

The Pelicans have the option to take one of the Lakers' picks as a result of the Anthony Davis trade.

"People around the league expect that the Pelicans will give the Lakers their pick this year and take the 2025 pick.

"If that’s the case, it’s hard to fathom that Los Angeles would use the pick on Bronny [James]. Rob Pelinka is far more likely to use it to chase Trae Young or another star in a trade," wrote O'Connor.