Anthony Davis Has Requested to Be Traded From the Pelicans

Anthony Davis

Reported by ESPN:

Agent Rich Paul has notified the New Orleans Pelicans that All-NBA forward Anthony Davis has no intention of signing a contract extension if and when presented and that he has requested a trade, Paul told ESPN on Monday.

 

Woj explains the details of the money that would be due to Davis if he signed a contract extension.

 

Rich Paul also explained the preferred situation Davis would like to be part of. 

Rich Paul to ESPN on a preferred destination for Anthony Davis: "Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship."

 

Rich Paul also detailed the timing of this request.

On timing of telling Pelicans now, Rich Paul tells ESPN: "Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now. That's in the best interests of both Anthony's and the organization's future."

 

Tim Bontemps explains what this means for other teams potentially in the market for Anthony Davis:

Anthony Davis requesting a trade, as Adrian Wojnarowski has reported, gives teams other than Boston a chance to get involved before the trade deadline while Boston can’t because it already traded for Kyrie Irving while on a Rose rule deal. Celtics arguably can offer the best deal for him.

 

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