Pelicans still not ready to trade Anthony Davis


"I don't really care", Davis told ESPN on Wednesday after New Orleans lost 123-155 to Milwaukee.

Little did Rousseau know at the time that he'd be the one telling the New Orleans Pelicans they're in serious danger of losing Anthony Davis. "The first time I heard Anthony Davis signed with Klutch, I said 'Anthony Davis is going to L.A.' So I feel like the fix has been in for like over a year now - and that's unfortunate for the National Basketball Association". As seemingly always happens with a star in a smaller market, the expectation of fans of teams like the Lakers, Celtics, Knicks, and other major market teams is that once their first extension expires they'll angle their way out to go to one of those destination franchises.

"But give us a list of the rules that you're enforcing, and give us a list of the rules that you're going to ignore".

LeBron James' recent comments about the possibility of playing alongside Anthony Davis reportedly ruffled some feathers across the National Basketball Association. Davis is too good, and there would be too many bidders to play that game with New Orleans.

An NBA spokesman told ESPN on Friday: "Each case is assessed on its own facts".

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The three-time National Basketball Association champion said it would be "incredible" if they could link up.

Davis is under contract with NOLA through the 2019-20 season but he has recently hired James' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, which has elevated the belief that Klutch will push the Pelicans to make a deal with the Lakers.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that several small-market general managers have been privately expressing their anger with the NBA's seeming unwillingness to enforce tampering rules.

Of that team, Davis admitted to Yahoo last month he feels he carries the bulk of the pressure for New Orleans to win.

But Boston Celtics are also expected to enter the race for his signature once they are allowed to add another "designated player" to their roster at the end of the season. He's averaging 28.0 points per game for the Pelicans this season, good for third in the National Basketball Association.