Anthony Davis sent shock-waves and excitement around the league Monday afternoon when reports from The Score circulated around the world that Anthony Davis wanted out of New Orleans.
This story took a wild turn, as the score is also reporting that the league office not only fined Davis $50,000. Wednesday afternoon the NBA fined Davis for publicly requesting a trade. In addition, the league office also conducted a thorough investigation of the matter, which resulted in the fine.
“We commenced an investigation this morning upon reading the reports regarding Anthony Davis,” NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. “That process is ongoing.”
Last month Pelicans head Coach Alvin Gentry accused LeBron James of tampering. This occurred after James publicly admitted in an Espn live interview with Rachel Nichols he ” Always recruited”. James recruiting tactics for Davis’ services managed to piss off alot of NBA officials. James also had dinner with Davis following a recent game. Shortly after an anti-tampering NBA memo went out after Lebron’s bold interview.
The Pursuit For AD
Davis agent Rich Paul made an official announcement on Monday of a trade request. Several teams have given serious consideration regarding adding Anthony Davis to their roster. Those two teams are the Boston Celtics, and the Chicago Bulls, who are currently in rebuilding mode.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst appeared on colleague Zach Lowe’s The Lowe Post podcast and discussed the possibility of Davis being traded to the Bulls. Windhorst said, “One thing that has been made clear … I do not believe that Anthony Davis would like to play for the Bulls even though it’s his hometown.”
There is speculation that he may want to play for the New York Knicks. Overall, Windhorst said the team is “on Anthony Davis’ list.”
Davis made it known he has no intentions of signing with the Bulls, or any other NBA team except the Lakers, Yahoo Sports reported. Any team that signs Davis will only be able to keep Davis up until 2020 when Davis becomes a free agent. Davis is expected to make a little over $27,000 dollars for this season up until 2021. Furthermore, it is when Davis will make over $28,000.
Davis will be walking away from a five-year $240 million supermax extension if he departs from the Pelicans. The all-star is averaging 29.3 points per game, 13.3 rebounds per game, and 2.6 blocks per game.
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