And I doubt the Pelicans even get a number one pick out of the deal but that doesn't change that they got a great return for a guy who was gone next summer anyway. There's a very real scenario where the Lakers picks are extremely valuable, and not back end of the first round picks. The number four pick in any draft is obviously very valuable. The Lakers are probably going to be good the next two years, but the Pelicans don't have their 2020 pick and only get their 2021 pick if it's in the top eight. Otherwise that pick rolls over to 2022, where it's unprotected, that's the same year its expected that 18 year olds will be allowed back in so having two first round picks in that draft is better than your average year. They then either own, or have the right to swap, the next three years. This is going to be either post LeBron or with a 38-40 year old LeBron, most likely capped out and with limited resources (no first round draft picks) to improve.