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Anthony Davis Requests Trade From the Pelicans

Anthony Davis won’t sign an extension and has requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, informed the Pelicans of this so they can make the proper moves before the Feb. 7 NBA Trade Deadline.

“Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Paul told 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.”

Davis is eligible to sign an extension, but will not become a free agent until the summer of 2020.

Both the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have been rumored to be interested in Anthony, but the Rose Rule, which would not allow the Celtics to have Kyrie Irving and Davis’ contracts on the payroll at the same time could prevent Boston from acquiring him.

This season, Davis is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. Over his career, he has averaged 24 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, spending all seven seasons in New Orleans.

Currently, Davis has been sitting out games with a left index finger injury.

 

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